Medicynical Note: The opposition’s side show is quite amazing given these numbers. We certainly can’t continue like this. The party of NO has no ideas, no questions and no answers. Their views open the door to an empty room.
Passage of this bill is just a first step. Now comes the hard work and more decisions. We must now bring our costs in line with our competitors in the world. That will mean a careful look at expenditures; modifying our practice incentives; controlling the cost of innovation (patent reform) and controlling expectations–of patients, of providers and suppliers.