Title

Sicko-nomics: Health Care Reformers Should Look to the Banking Collapse as a Cautionary Tale

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

1-27-2009

Journal

Slate

Keywords

Emergent Care; Quality Improvement

Abstract

The condition of the U.S. economy can be described generously as bleak. But while unemployment is on the rise and the Big Three automakers struggle to remain afloat, the business of making people well seems relatively insulated. While some discretionary health care sectors are not growing, such as LASIK eye procedures and plastic surgery that patients pay for out of pocket, most health care workers still have jobs and can afford the occasional $4 latte.

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