We are headed for difficult times in this country.
Over the past 50-60 years, the economic pie has been growing. This has made possible a number of positive social changes, such as Medicare, Social Security, Civil Rights and Women’s Rights. When our situation is getting better, it is easy to share a little with those who have less.
We are now entering a period where the economic pie is shrinking, or at least perceived to be shrinking. What we now see is an unwillingness to share- in fact, many want to reduce or eliminate some of the social programs that have been introduced over the past half century.
I am not arguing that this is either good or bad. I am asking “how do we get there?” How do we reduce the costs of health care in a way that is fair? Who pays? Who sacrifices?
This is what this blog is about.
Further, it is not just about what I think. Over time, this blog will make available a discussion forum and brief surveys (polls) so the readers, you, can make your opinions known, hopefully with a minimum of partisan politics.
I hope you will participate, and that you find this blog and related forums and polls to be useful, timely and engaging.
Steven Yergan, CEO, Health Tactics