Regional Business and Economics Newspaper
- U.S. health care system shows signs of terminal condition, crippled government budgets provide little aid
Some prescribe competitive markets as medicine
- Symptoms of an ailing health care system
- Rural hospitals provide more than health care; they are part of the economic lifeblood of rural America
- Health care system, on verge of collapse, must heal itself, reformer says
Interview with Paul Ellwood, M.D., founder and chairman of InterStudy, a non-profit health policy research organization in Excelsior, Minn., discusses the causes of the current health care crisis, the need for reform and the likely results if no major reform is undertaken in the near future.