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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Five Health Law Myths Exposed

The New America Foundation's Shannon Brownlee and Ezekiel Emanuel have a terrific article in the Washington Post concerning the myths surrounding our health care system and discussing the need for reform.  They write,

With Congress ready to spend $700 billion to prop up the U.S. economy, enacting health-care reform may seem about as likely as the Dow hitting 10,000 again before the end of the year. But it may be more doable than you think, provided we dispel a few myths about how health care works and how much reform Americans are willing to stomach.

1. America has the best health care in the world. . . . .


2. Somebody else is paying for your health insurance. . . .


3. We would save a lot if we could cut the administrative waste of private insurance. . . .


4. Health-care reform is going to cost a bundle. . . . .


5. Americans aren't ready for a major overhaul of the health-care system. . . . .


The article makes many interesting points and is well worth a quick read.  Thanks to Ezra Klein's blog for the link.

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