Obamacare Won't Cure America's Poor Health
Posted at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 17
Robert Samuelson digs deeper into the recent report on the American health care system.
“The report’s most important contribution is to show that much of the U.S. ‘health disadvantage’ doesn’t reflect an inadequate health-care system but lifestyle choices, personal behaviors and social pathologies… Those who expect the introduction of the main elements of the Affordable Care Act (‘Obamacare’) in 2014 to improve Americans’ health dramatically are likely to be disappointed.”
“The lack of insurance is a problem, but it is not the main health problem, in part because the uninsured already receive much uncompensated care.”