Archive for September 22nd, 2009

Medical Reform: The Cost Burden Now

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

medical_expensesI’m not a doctor, though I come from a medical family. My father, older brother and middle sister are doctors: 2 pathologists and one family practitioner turned PhD researcher. My one direct medical experience, six years working in a medical laboratory, was three decades ago.

So, if I’m going to comment on American health care, it is as a user of services. I’m aware of some of the issues that providers of services have, but I don’t have any special knowledge. No, my here-and-now ability is to offer what I truly know that few other people do: the cost of the current system. (more…)