Marc Goldwein and Mark Litow: The fate of American health-care reform is on the ballot this November
Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Mark Litow is the director of the Concerned Actuaries Group. They recently wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, an excerpt of which is below.
The truth is, voters are right to be seriously concerned about the state of our health care system. Costs are high and growing rapidly. The goal of delivering quality health care at affordable prices remains elusive. In the face of these very real and difficult challenges, lawmakers have achieved little, settling instead for tired campaign slogans — “Repeal and Replace ObamaCare” vs “Medicare for all” — that suggest simple solutions are available.
This flawed framing of the political dialogue has trapped our elected officials in unproductive debates. They are too narrowly focused, inadequately informed by relevant facts and experience; and more concerned with winning political points and preserving existing institutions than with improving health care or reducing costs.
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