The 208 Commission Recommendations fail to address:This is an excellent analysis, really recommended for Colorado bloggers and journalists who want to understand the issue.
- Rising cost of health insurance premiums (82% increase in 6 years in Colorado), as well as copays, deductibles and prescriptions
- The U.S. fragmented commercial health insurance system that siphons more than 20 percent of health care dollars to profits, exorbitant CEO salaries, etc. and duplicative layers of administrative waste.
- A greater than doubling of median family income spent on health insurance: 7.7% in 1987 to 19% in 2005
- As premium costs continue to increase, coverage has decreased: “Insurance does not equal health care.”
07 January 2008
208 Commission analysis at PNHP
HCAC board member Michele Swenson has an analysis of what's missing from the 208 Commission's final report at the Physicians for a National Health Program website. Michele writes: