I had to smile at two of the articles in your Nov. 1 issue.
One was "Most hospital execs say staff will be first to go if facilities have to cut operational costs" (p. 22). Hospital executives of both administrative and financial sides have always suffered from self-denial about their ability to direct and manage a medical facility in a profitable mode. What answer did they expect? If the same executives managed our troubled college football teams, no doubt the team players would be the first to go.
The other was your editorial "It's time for media to regroup on healthcare reform issues" (p. 34). One might start with this magazine and its readers. Why ask the press something your magazine should be doing? Why ask the news press to do this when a longtime healthcare information source like your magazine hasn't made a difference, given all the opportunities, past and present?
WILLIAM L. HARRIS