Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Healthcare Debate

Excellent article in the New York Times today on the Healthcare costs debate. My buddy Hegarty posted it on his blog along with the lead graphic that I've replicated.

Although I believe some drugs and treatments really are too expensive, I responded to his post with this comment:

"My grandma's life was saved by Rituxan in 2003, a biologic drug developed by Genentech that is very expensive. She's lived 6+ years since and we joke that she has the energy of a teenager. Since 2003, she has had 7 great grandchildren come into this world, provided care to my grandpa during health problems and has greatly enriched many lives.

Sometimes it's helpful to put a face on a debate."