American's number one priority for health care is affordability.
Not government spending.
Not health insurance.
It is health care affordability.
So why aren't politicians and policymakers directly addressing the price of health care? It remains the $64,000 question. Are provider and pharma lobbyists the tail wagging the dog? I don't know. It just seems like a shell game to focus on ancillary issues and not hit the nail on the head - health care prices.
I shared in my book Bill Please: Consumers Driving Health Care the part we all have played in creating the opaque and unsustainable health care system we currently face. We all must play a part in fixing it. We need price transparency, we need price accountability and we need price affordability. Make sure your representative in Washington knows it's the prices.