These are two wonderful clips from the BBC's Yes, Minister television program, of several years back. Perhaps they still have some validity in certain parts of the world.
I am prompted to think so by a quote I saw recently from the CEO of a major hospital system, after major recent expansions of clinical facilities, that his system "is on track to cut cost increases in half in two years." Not costs. Cost increases.
The follow-on line in that same story: "Employers, State House leaders and consumers are anxious to see that reduction translate into lower health insurance premiums." I fear they will be waiting a long time.
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