Our executive and legislative tribal leaders vow that their fight to replace the Affordable Care Act is not over. The rhetoric that accompanied the most recent skirmish seemed to me to have more to do with political domination than it did with solving our nation’s healthcare delivery problems. In this next battle, the combatants will again attempt to trap and confuse us in a crossfire of oversimplified solutions to complex issues that defy simplification. I am posting this month and next, a two-part article written in 2015 by economists Gregory Shea and Bruce Gresh. In their timeless, lucid perspective, Drs. Shea and Gresh guide us through the minefield that attempts to provide unrealistically simplistic solutions to convoluted healthcare issues.
(With permission from Dr. Gresh)