This commentary is by John Greenberg, a resident of Marlboro.
I’m struggling to understand Anya Rader-Wallack’s commentary about OneCare.
Ms. Wallack states that the purpose of OneCare is to replace fee-for-service medicine, which, she argues “is, in large part, responsible for the unsustainable growth in health care costs in the U.S.”
But is it? If so, then why is Canadian medicine so much cheaper than ours, when it too relies on fee for service? In Canada, “Doctors in private practice are generally paid through fee-for-service schedules that itemize each service and pay a fee to the doctor for each service rendered.”