Basic care

When will we face the health-cost issue

As Clarke Cochran observed in these pages (“The Health-Care Issue,” September 24), debates about reforming health care are back with a vengeance. Both major presidential candidates are offering their laundry lists for change, but a healthy skepticism seems in order. If the partisan reactions to recently proposed increases of 17.4 percent in Medicare premiums are indicative, both Democrats and Republicans remain in a state of denial about...

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