May 2, 2014

PAYING TO INVENT COSTS:

The Problem With Free Health Care (H. GILBERT WELCH, APRIL 30, 2014, NY Times)

NOW that it's clear that Obamacare is here to stay, its supporters should focus on making the program better. Fixes are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of responsiveness and of good management. And the Affordable Care Act does have its flaws. Here's a big one: It favors screening over diagnosis.

While the distinction may seem arcane, it has real-world implications. Screening is what we offer to the well; it's the effort to find abnormalities in those who do not have signs or symptoms of disease. 

Posted by at May 2, 2014 5:25 PM
  

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