We all know that health care costs are on the rise. They have been for years. The questions are “Why?” and “What role should the federal government play, if any, in addressing this problem?”
We would contend one answer to the first question (“Why?”) is because of government regulation. Example, the administrative/paperwork burden placed on doctors/hospitals dealing with Medicare patients is horrendous. Whenever government implements a new regulation there is a private sector cost associated with it. That cost is passed on to us.