Center for Improving Value in Health Care
Mar 8, 2017 | 4 comments | Posted by Global Administrator
Is A Better Way Actually Better?
Blog Author: Jay Want, MD, CMO
Is Paul Ryan's world view a place we want to live? We're about to find out.
In the current debate over the Affordable Care Act’s repeal and replacement, we are watching the collision of two world views. While partisans on both sides are likely to disagree, here’s my mini sketch of each of those views:
Who is right about this? Which world view is most true to reality? I think there are elements of truth to both points of view. But there are also a few inconvenient truths that neither side wants to acknowledge:
It should therefore not be surprising that there is a royal disagreement in DC these days about whether/ how to repeal and replace the ACA. The ACA is founded on a progressive worldview, and the replacement will be founded on a conservative one. And conveniently, by arguing about whose view is right, we can pretend we don’t see any of the difficult issues above, and blame continuing price increases on flaws in the other guy’s theory. But if we are to get to coherent public policy, we will have to face those truths and make hard decisions as a society. Anybody on the left or the right who claims otherwise is probably overlooking some of these inconvenient truths.
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