For real health care waste, it is hard to beat the Obama administration. Crony capitalists, academic institutions, select nonprofits, and state bureaucracies are raking in enormous sums. Ordinary Americans are paying the price. If government officials cannot find the courage to return control of health care to patients and their doctors, American health care quality will continue to erode.
The Obama administration’s health gurus excoriated U.S. health care for overtreatment, inefficient care processes, administrative complexity, and an inability to coordinate care. Donald Berwick wrote that these failures were responsible for more than 20 percent of total health care costs. Ezekiel Emmanuel bragged that ObamaCare put into place “virtually every cost-control reform proposed by physicians, economists, and health policy experts to consistently improve outcomes, boost quality, and reduce costs as health care evolves.”
Read the whole article originally published in The Hill on April 3, 2018.