Medicare and tort reform are two areas where reform can and will have an immediate positive impact on health care savings. Had Congress acted on Medicare reform alone instead of a major health care overhaul, the positive results could have built political good will and paved the way for future reforms. It is most unfortunate that precious political capital has been squandered trying to push massive ideological reforms instead of incremental practical changes that would have immediately helped people, cut costs and saved money. We can only hope that whatever future decisions are made about health care that Medicare reform will always remain because as goes Medicare, so goes the rest of the health insurance industry.
Now on to tort reform!