Single Payer Is Needed Cure

Jack Bernard | Charlotte Observer | June 10, 2013

After spending 25 years in the health care field, most of it related to making hospitals more efficient and effective, I have become skeptical of many of Washington’s reform efforts, especially by my party, the GOP.

One of the biggest problems with health care is escalating, uncontrolled expenditures, taking a larger and larger proportion of our GNP. However, what Rep. Paul Ryan and the GOP want to talk about is the federal budget and cost-shifting via Medicare and Medicaid.

Experts in health care economics differ on many things. But one thing they all agree on is that raising the age for Medicare will do virtually nothing to reduce the overall cost of health care in this nation.