Quality argument will be tough to make in debate over narrow networks
In response to the March 17 editorial (“The coming assault on narrow networks,” p. 25), it’s going to be tough to make the quality argument stick as long as the quality metrics shine on providers who can cherry-pick patients, and rain on disproportionate-share hospitals. Just look at the disgruntlement with the federal No Child Left Behind Act’s effects on education, if you want to see where this is headed. The right and left alike will be opposed.
Bill Baar Campton Hills, Ill.