Sorry, no money
Re: “Groups decry proposal to cut publichealth funding, end AHRQ,” Modern Healthcare.com, July 18: There is no money, I am sorry to say. We are heading toward bankruptcy. Without modification to social programs and spending now—I have been clamoring for it since the ’90s—we will go out of business as a nation. Is it that difficult to understand?
Healthcare costs a lot of money. We need serious fiscal reform, tort reform and competitive insurance across state lines, to start with. We need real leadership to tackle the hard problems in Washington.