Thursday, August 28, 2008

Progress in Health Care: New Ideas Are Reviving Old Values

Paul Howard, directs the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress and is the managing editor of its web-based journal, Medical Progress Today. His current article in City Journal describes the future of health care, particularly how new entrepreneurial developments will improve care, cost and availability.

It's a fascinating and hopeful article, exploring how medical decisions can be simplified, how consumers can find lower costs and more efficient care, and even how doctors can be relieved of much of the "business-end stress" that limits their effectiveness and even runs them out of the profession.

Having just spent several days wrestling with the system in regard to my mother's health care needs, I found Howard's article very encouraging. I think you will too.