What Real Health Care Reform (Which Actually Reforms Health Care, Rather Than Simply Tampering With Health Insurance, as Obamacare Does) Looks Like — (Hint: It Doesn’t Come [At Least, Not Directly] From the Government)
By Ken K. Gourdin
The article linked below describes Value Driven Outcomes, a top-down, government-funded, government-controlled, government-oriented effort to assess and control costs which would have failed, abjectly, had it not been government funded, government oriented, and government controlled. As the Declaration of Independence says, “We believe that all men were created equal by the Government. And are endowed by their Government with certain inalienable rights.”
Oh, wait. That’s not what the Declaration says: Government didn’t create us, and it didn’t endow us with rights; this article doesn’t describe an effort which was funded, at least not primarily or directly by the government; it is not government-oriented or government-controlled. We’ve seen how efficient and how effective government ventures to, ahhh, improve, health care are without private-sector help. This effort, by contrast, seems much more efficient and much more effective. And it will actually do something to control costs, instead of simply redistributing benefits, as Obamacare does.
While President Barack Obama and other proponents of the “(Un?)Affordable Care Act” should take note, I won’t hold my breath. This link was last accessed today: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57087681-78/care-costs-health-cost.html.csp.
Update: December 15, 2013 – The Salt Lake Tribune has editorialized approvingly about Value Driven Outcomes at the following address, last accessed today: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57250364-82/health-care-costs-cost.html.csp.