A recent op-ed piece in the Boston Globe bravely points out the sacrilegious connections among politics, economics and healthcare in the US and Massachusetts’s in particular, and why the costs just keep increasing. Wringing out the excess and instituting meaningful change is difficult to embrace when clearly anticompetitive gerrymandering is actively tolerated.
Those of us who toil away in the sector understand the symbiotic relationships between and among growing healthcare jobs and increasing payments by insurance companies. Everyone needs to understand, however, that the money for this escalating cycle comes from us! We don’t deserve politicians who – when the tools are at hand to control the cycle – don’t do what is right to stanch the flow. We certainly should expect better from Charlie Baker; but then he was himself a fox in the hen house as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.
Call me cynical, but I am dusting off my Irish passport.