First off, Rattner (who is a loyal Dem, a former member of the Obama admin, it should be said, not…
Kady M.

Brilliant. Your conclusion is spot on. If we don’t become cost conscious as individuals we are done. Do we need a “School House Rock” type program with little cartoons singing songs to get these ideas across?

But, even if we do get a grip on this, it’s going to be painful to scale back to reasonable costs because healthcare is a huge sub-economy in the US. If they have to start cutting costs and run their businesses more efficiently, there are going to be layoffs; there are going to be independent sales reps out of work; there are going to be cottage industries drying up. I’m not saying those things should be avoided — they’re necessary — but it will be painful.