Know the Facts
Healthcare statistics don’t lie. The effects of healthcare’s rising cost in America are both profound and pervasive. Exponential increases in cost over past decades, coupled with impending demographic shifts, stand to worsen the dismal state of healthcare in the world’s richest nation. Without reform, in due time the federal government will be paralyzed by debt, American business will be unable to compete on the world stage and the American people will be asked to sacrifice even more to avoid joining the swollen ranks of the uninsured.
As the soaring cost of healthcare has consequences for all aspects of American society, the inescapable truth is that government, business and individuals must all accept a degree of responsibility. Without a universal concern for containing the cost of healthcare, there can be little hope for any necessary action. There is no single person or entity behind the healthcare crisis facing America, nor is there a single victim. Only through a better understanding of the facts that support the reality of this crisis, we Americans can start piecing together the solutions to solve it.