(By Don C. Brunell/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.)
When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on the cost and quality of healthcare.
In November, voters made it clear, healthcare was on top of their minds. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation a third of voters said it was the “most important” issue. It ranked higher than the economy and jobs.
What is driving Americans is their fear of losing health insurance, their home and savings to battle cancer or other life-threatening conditions.
According to the Washington Post, our country spent $3.4 trillion on healthcare in 2016 and that number is projected to jump to $5.5 trillion by 2025. More