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Health care can still be fixed

Health care can still be fixed

It’s hard to argue with President Donald Trump’s frustration that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” He’s right: It is complicated and extremely costly — and most of us do not know what our insurance (if we have it) actually covers until it’s too late.

Health care now appears to be so broken that it can’t be fixed. Gridlock feeds cynicism, and cynicism ensures that gridlock continues. Congress can’t, or won’t, solve this problem. But our recently approved Maryland model for hospital payments offers stability and opportunity for the near term. Personal health insurance is, however, more precarious. Many families face absolute financial ruin from ballooning...