We've Moved- Please Come See Us

Check out the new home for New Hampshire Watchdog:


Monday, August 10, 2009

Spending more on health care doesn't cut health care costs

Sounds crazy, I know. But the Congressional Budget Office finds that the magic of preventative medicine will actually increase health care expeditures:

In yet more disappointing news for Democrats pushing for health care reform, Douglas W. Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, offered a skeptical view Friday of the cost savings that could result from preventive care -- an area that President Obama and congressional Democrats repeatedly had emphasized as a way health care reform would be less expensive in the long term. (more)

I never understood the argument that we have to limit health care costs. Anything that prevents death drives up health care costs. The costs aren't the bad thing. The fact that they aren't borne by decision makers is.

No comments:

Post a Comment