The bigger health care story
June 22nd, 2012
08:58 PM ET

The bigger health care story

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

(CNN) – Yes, the Supreme Court has a major decision to make on health care. But there's a bigger issue: regardless of how the court rules, America faces multiple nightmare health care problems.

“I think there’s not a recognition that as big as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is, it’s still only attacking part of the problem with health care,” said Larry Levitt, senior vice president with the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit health care think tank.

The health care law primarily addresses one problem: access. It barely scratches the surface of the exploding costs of medical services and health insurance.