Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Wrong answer (per the yoozsh)
Providers are motivated to both earn more and CYA. Consumers are writing the checks for it on other people's accounts.
It's a classic fiscal "tragedy of the commons" scenario. Pooling even more resources into "the commons" is exactly the wrong solution. But that's almost always the prescription we're given.
You missed the point.
Sure, the providers are "motivated to earn more," but their earnings are small potatoes compared to those of the grifters on Wall Street who have turned the health care system into their own private casino.