The case against consumer-driven healthcare

Last year, Bush trumpeted his healthcare reforms--high deductible health plans paired with a health savings account--as the future of American healthcare: "It means you're in charge of your health care decisions, not a, you know, somebody far away in an office complex that you'll never visit."

This newspaper clipping, of a pregnant smoker worried about the effects of noise on her fetus, prompts a thought: is that such a good idea?

(Thanks, Andy.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look closely at the photo if you're not getting it.