Hits & Misses – 2009/10/20

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    I can easily understand how affluent Americans might pay someone to advise them on Medicare. Increasingly, many even pay concierge physicians to accept them as patients and provide preferential care.

    I recently read an account of Bill Clinton’s heart surgery and how it was performed at a hospital with a higher-then-average mortality rate. The moral of the story: if someone as affluent as Bill Clinton cannot navigate the health care system to locate the highest quality provider, how can Consumer Driven Health Care work for regular (or poor) people? My explanation: like many busy, affluent people often do, he outsourced that decision to someone else (in this case his doctor). That someone may not have given him the best advice.

  2. Ken says:

    As far as going into debt, every time the White House speaks it is proposing a way to spend more money we don’t have.