Health Care reform: shifting sands
Watch the bouncing ball. In an earlier post I cautioned my gentle readers to keep your eye on the ball. A difficult task.
What is the goal?
The goal started with a political strategy and calculation based on a lofty ideal. Cover everybody. It is becoming clearer to more people that coverage alone does not guarantee access nor quality. Does universal coverage remain the goal? Or universal access? At what cost?
Now the debate shifts even more subtly to insurance reform. That is probably where the debate should have started. Remember, I cautioned in some previous posts that the insurance giants and Big Pharma will not lose. They are the Titans that no one wanted to challenge.