Unfortunately, healthcare continues to be the source of headaches, in more ways than one.  Heightened costs are overwhelming individuals, companies, nonprofits, and municipalities.  Alex Wayne explains just one example (“Health Reform:  Obamacare at Twice the Price” Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/22/13–4/28/13, p. 27):

The health-care law calls for exchanges where people will shop for insurance plans.  Helping states build them is costing much more than the White House anticipated.

In this case, although the White House budgeted $2 billion for this item, the cost will be closer to $4.4 billion.  We have blown our budget by 120%.

I think there was a day when healthcare would heal more headaches than it created; now I’m not so sure.

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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