Fix healthcare or destroy job creation.

Author:Kristie, James
Position:LEADERSHIP - Reprint

From The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton. Copyright [c]2011 by Gallup Inc. Published by Gallup Press (

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE for the U.S. to win the race for new good jobs while the country continues its failed strategies for healthcare. Astronomical health costs end America's race to rewin the future. The United States has to fix this or it shuts off the energy switch to entrepreneurship and innovation. If this happens, everything else ceases to matter.

Healthcare costs are America's biggest current fiscal drain. I don't think any economist, left or right, would dispute this. So much money has been put into keeping sick people from getting sicker that virtually all other American institutions have been weakened. Healthcare is sucking the good money from a...

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