Saturday, December 28, 2019

#TXLEGE: Texas needs a better way of paying for "longshot" medical care

"And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me."
Matthew 25:40

As the baby Tinslee case continues, we're struck with one thought: There's GOT to be a better way.

Obviously, the baby Tinslee case is tragic.  Obviously, Cook Children's "Hospital's" conduct has been appalling.  None of that changes the underlying issues.

We wrote last month:
Here's the secret: This type of care is extraordinarily expensive. Hospitals frequently eat that cost. These are some of the most challenging examples of what the industry calls "indigent care."

It's not an objection to which we are entirely unsympathetic.

[Note: Emphasis in original.]
Such a solution probably would involve free-market health care reforms alongside increased philanthropy.  Certainly, we have no shortage of rich people in this state.  As for free-market health care...the incumbent medical cartel is the biggest opponent.  But we're open to other suggestions [Note: That don't involve expanding Medicaid.]

Bottom Line: These sorts of cases aren't going away...and there's GOT to be a better way.

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