Idelson, Charles
May 2005
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;May/Jun2005, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p30
The article informs that the U.S. health care system, once labeled the world's best, has nosedived to 72nd among nations in health efficiencies, measured in quality, access, affordability, and other barometers. While everyone agrees that the U.S. health system is a mess, legions want to "adjust" it and maintain the status quo. Policymakers push medical savings accounts, allowing consumers to design their own coverage as if selecting a living room rug. Others like California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger want to require everyone to buy insurance, criminalizing the uninsured.


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