Last week, Mike Konczal got a little grief for saying that we have “the smartest comments section on the nets,” and while I’m not sure that’s literally true, I am frequently astounded at the quality of many of our comments. Instead of writing more on health care for today, I want to point you to a few comment threads on my previous post, “Medicare and the Public Option.”
1. StatsGuy on why the current reform proposals will subsidize and therefore increase overtreatment and drive up costs (which alone is worth the price of admission).
2. Russ and others on why nothing at all is better than reform without a public option (I don’t agree with him, though).
3. Carson Gross, anne, and Frank Tobin on high-deductible plans and making consumers aware of costs (I don’t agree with Carson, either).
And many, many more …
Also, StatsGuy recommends this article on the incentives faced by physicians, as do I.
By James Kwak