Health Care Crisis
Some of you have read prior posts here on health care, the good, the bad, and the unbelievable. Now comes the New York Times with a feature on the Crisis in Health Care in China, focusing on the shabby treatment of doctors and patients in the medical system. As I noted in Hospital Rules (see the Health, Education, Welfare tag adjacent, to the right), the system optimizes for neither patients nor practitioners.
The video in the NYT piece shows a man making home-made drugs for his mother, who has stage 3 cancer. She has insurance, but cannot get coverage for drugs that are far too expensive to buy commercially. If her insurance works as I think it does, she would have to buy the drugs, pay for them, and then get part reimbursement by the insurance company at some later date.