Just watched John Stossel’s special, “Whose Body Is It Anyway? Sick in America,” on the ABC News 20/20 program.
Simplistic. Superficial. Shallow. Superfluous.
Just one example: he used laser eye surgery and cosmetic surgery as two examples of how the competitive marketplace can bring health care costs under control. No discussion of quality. No discussion of evidence. No discussion of overuse.
No discussion about some of health care’s true challenges: management of diabetes, chronic heart or lung disease, care for the elderly, care for anyone with multiple chronic conditions.
I wasted an hour.