Health Care: a Personal Option v. ‘The Public Option’
We all basically want the same thing. We want everyone to have access to the high-quality health care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.
And the truth is, in many ways our health care system already achieves that goal and does it rather well.
Americans report having shorter surgery wait times than are seen in most other advanced countries, and we enjoy some of the best cancer survival rates in the world. We also remain the world’s leader in developing cutting-edge technologies and life-saving therapies. And we have access to more drugs than in many other countries and to many new drugs before they are available abroad.
In other ways, American health care must be greatly improved.