Wonkbook: Doctors for higher health-care costs!

Welcome to Wonkbook, Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas’s morning policy news primer. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism, or ideas to Wonkbook at Gmail dot com. To read more by Ezra and his team, go to Wonkblog. A crucial change in the health-care conversation over the last few years has been the shift in […]

How Fortune 500 companies plan to cut health costs: Act like Medicare

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon for the latest edition […]

Yes, Health Care is a Right — An Individual Right

Want to Reduce Federal Spending? Repeal Obamacare’s Steep Levies on Young People Avik Roy Contributor What’s Wrong with IPAB, Part II: “Cost-Effectiveness” is Subjective Avik Roy Contributor David Goldhill’s Dream for Universal, Consumer-Driven Health Care Avik Roy Contributor The Myth of ‘Free-Market’ American Health Care Avik Roy Contributor Facade of Davenport College, Yale University. (Photo […]

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

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The U.S. medical system is absurdly expensive. You knew that already. But you probably didn’t realize just how absurdly expensive it is compared to other countries. These 21 graphs (one of them you’ll see above) from the International Federation of Health Plans, via Ezra Klein, start to paint the picture. The average routine office visit […]

Obamacare is ramping up a health-care turf war

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Sarah Kliff’s regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it. You can reach Sarah with questions, comments and suggestions here. Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons for the latest edition […]

Father’s Death Spurs Son To Tackle Health Care

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Enlarge image i Businessman David Goldhill’s father died of a hospital-related infection. His book Catastrophic Care argues that the American health care system needs to become more consumer-driven. Michael Lionstar/Random House Businessman David Goldhill’s father died of a hospital-related infection. His book Catastrophic Care argues that the American health care system needs to become more […]