Healthcare and Entitlement: Can We Bend the Curve of American Optimism?
Rosenblatt, Robert, Aging Today
Americans are optimistic that our nation's medical establishment can find treatments and cures for every ailment - and that we, as Americans, deserve unlimited access to this expertise. We want all that medical science can do, regardless of how much it costs and whether it is in fact effective.
This optimism may make it impossible to slow down the growth in national health spending (now referred to in Washington as "bending the cost curve"). The popular response to proposed healdicare cost-cutting measures is that "it seems like a good idea, but not when it touches me or my family."
The tab for healthcare will keep growing as the U.S. population …
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Publication information: Article title: Healthcare and Entitlement: Can We Bend the Curve of American Optimism?. Contributors: Rosenblatt, Robert - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 30. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2009. Page number: 1+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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