by CNN Money
Fixing health care has giant consequences. Here are the potential economic rewards for getting it right and the perils of getting it wrong.
Americans are being told daily that health reform isn’t just the right thing to do — it will also help save the economy. “Health care reform is not part of the problem when it comes to our fiscal future, it is a fundamental part of the solution,” President Obama said in a recent address.
The crux of the problem: The United States spends far more on health care than do other developed countries, but it often gets far less bang for its buck. Meanwhile, a large number of Americans either can’t afford insurance or have insurance that doesn’t adequately cover their medical costs.