Commentary: The Sky is Falling! - Pharmaceutical Executive

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Commentary: The Sky is Falling!
Healthcare systems in the developed world are in crisis. A permanent one. And that's OK, Henny Penny.


Pharmaceutical Executive


Policymakers everywhere are trying to contain costs and provide affordable access to high-quality care. While we can—and, I hope, will—do much to better our system, the only true solution to our perpetual healthcare "crisis" would be to find affordable ways to prevent and cure all diseases, eliminate pain and disability—and beat death. Until then, it is a safe assumption that most healthcare systems will almost always be, yes, in crisis.

Humphrey Taylor is chairman of the Harris Poll, Harris Interactive. He can be reached at


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