For Release Saturday, December 26, 2009
The best news about the health care legislation now on the brink of congressional approval is that the United States will be making an historic move toward providing care for all Americans at reasonable costs. Some 30 million more Americans will be covered–moving us, finally, toward the universal coverage standards long observed by all other industrialized democracies.
But–when President Obama signs the legislation, this will be a Christmas present very much in need of assembling. The added millions of insurance recipients will provide one of the most daunting management and public administration challenges we’ve ever faced. This is bigger than welfare reform, education reform, even homeland security. Read More