What really astounds me about all the commotion about the healthcare debate is the amount of agitation in people who are the first to get screwed by their health insurance provider.
There was a great piece on Planet Money Podcast talking about how this doctor could browbeat the hospital into giving him a commuting arrangement by helicopter ride because he brings them patients, he doesn’t care that that costs patients money because it doesn’t cost him anything. Everybody thinks that the other guy is paying, when, if they tried to control costs themselves, we’d all be in a better place.
Nobody except Obama seems to remember that there is a public good, and that we all have to put in something in order to take something out.
We have the most expensive health care system on the planet and the worst care.