If even a fraction of America's 300 million patients turned into entrepreneurial patients -- making informed decisions, sharing in productivity gains, and taking ownership of their care -- the health care system would experience a tsunami of cost savings and quality care would skyrocket.
Recognize this melody? If you're a Blue Shield of California member, you hear it pretty much every time you call and end up holding till an actual person answers. A few days ago I heard it for half an hour.
Tom Daschle, has been busy performing his dual roles as health care adviser to the White House and "highly paid policy adviser to hospital, drug, pharmaceutical and other health care industry clients."
Predictably, as healthcare reform grows larger in the window, the claims from the far-right are becoming increasingly bizarre and ridiculous, topping, in some cases, the psychotic claims of, say, the Obama birthers.