I’ve just read perhaps the most thorough, fair, non-partisan, easy to understand, fact driven article of my life. Steven Brill writes, in Time, what’s going on in the American healthcare industry.
In short, it’s a complete mess. I’ve heard much of it from my immediate family, as my wife and parents are all in healthcare. But I’ve never seen all of our country’s issues described quite like this. The article is absolutely brilliant, and entirely depressing. He gives a few minutes of synopsis of the article on The Daily Show as well.
The one additional aspect he simply couldn’t cover in the scope of his article is the state of health insurance coverage for American employees. Under the current system, the fear of not having health insurance is an enormous burden to potential entrepreneurs, small business owners, would-be retirees, and who knows who else.
I implore any American to read this article, even if you think you don’t care. Fair warning though, it’s 25,000 words. It took me two hours to read. But what he discusses affects everyone, and it will likely be the biggest long term political issue for my generation.