William Jessees commentary was right on target (The complicated road toward achieving transparency, Feb. 4). Consumer-directed healthcare is largely an insurance myth without educated consumers and transparency of cost and quality information. Jessee pointed out the immense hurdles healthcare faces in meeting that challenge. The politicians are obviously informed on the concept but are woefully ignorant of what it will take to make such a system work.
Craig BakkenChief executive officerRocky Mountain Gastroenterology AssociatesLakewood, Colo.