Today’s Health Care Check-Up: — June 7, 2000
In case you missed it, following is an excerpt from Robert J.
Samuelson’s column that appeared in today’s Washington Post:
"…There are genuine conflicts between society’s interest in controlling
medical spending and individuals’ desire for choice over treatment. But
creating a long list of ‘patients’ rights’ that can be litigated isn’t the
best way to handle the conflicts. This would enrich lawyers and, perhaps,
aid some patients; the odds are that it would also hobble cost control and
raise taxes or insurance premiums for almost everyone."
A Patients’ Bill of Rights Shouldn’t Be a Lawyers’ Right