So now it is health insurance reform, the President changed his words last night no doubt in an attempt to tap into the anti insurance company message. He also pointed out that the cost of Medicare is a drag on the economy. He is right about that, but unfortunately, the reform proposals do not control costs, at best, they shift them around.
The President’s focus is on spending by the federal government, not the overall economy. They are missing the point in all this, it is that simple. Saving money on Medicare by shifting costs to the private sector whether it is via health care or in taxes does not solve the problem.
To save money, we must reduce the per unit cost of services, reduce the number of services provided and reduce the services provided to the least intensive and costly possible. The President alluded to that, but I doubt Americans get the message of what that all means.