Facing a paradox
In response to your recent article, “Analysis: Slow growth in health spending largely due to recession, weak economy” (ModernHealthcare.com, April 22), a real paradox is upon us. On one hand, we must rein in this out-ofcontrol medical spending. Cost containment is the order of the day. But we cannot slow the growth in healthcare spending because it may have economic effects. Therefore, cost should increase. And keep healthcare a political football for Washington bozos and incompetents to fumble repeatedly while buying votes.
Ignore reality and blame someone else for the failure while claiming we have the best medical care in the world. And the madness continues. Dr.JamesW.Davis Cullman,Ala.