Biggest factor in rising health costs are the doctors themselves

Editorial in Dallas Morning News (by a doctor), details why health care costs to much (in part) – doctors order too many tests.

The two reasons for this are that 1)they don’t “want to miss anything” (malpractice lawsuits playing a major role) and 2)”they can” – and often are financial rewarded for doing so.

Of course, the predominance of third-party payers and lack of consumer control over their health care dollars allows and encourages this – driving up the costs of health care.