Right now, hysteria inside the Republican Party about the flaws of the Affordable Care Act is running very high indeed. It is that hysteria which has currently persuaded Republicans to shut down the government. That hysteria, therefore, is doing real damage.
There is only one way to begin chipping away at the exorbitant cost of health care in America. That is by each and every individual adopting a new and different mindset to control spending. This includes those of us who write daily about health issues.
Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?