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If You think Healthcare is Expensive Now!
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pointer to: Bloomberg Economics Radio – two top healthcare economics experts amicably discuss (.mp3) the current reform efforts – both agree the mendacity and outright lies are deeply poisoning the debate. The first main issue is the so-called “uninsured issue” which most other countries have resolved (simply, everyone deserves to be and is covered) which they see as resolvable through public-private and/or private-exchanges for the 20-25 million folks who cannot afford coverage – at little or no extra cost to the tax payer.  The much larger ($trillions$) question remains how to keep up with good medical care and keep down costs. Both agree that incentives to physicians that promote the use of evidence-based practices – rather than fee-for-procedure would accomplish this.  However, both see this as a VERY long-term debate that will progress incrementally in the decades to come.  Certainly the health 2.0 movement will transform this conversation in the decades to come.

A welcome respite of scholarship and collegial respect amidst the rising demagoguery in the heartland.  Related posts here and here.

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Esther Dyson
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pointer to: Information technology investor and member of the pioneering “PGP-10” personal genome volunteer Esther Dyson has a great article on the Health 2.0 movement in – the mainstream of all mainstream media – the Financial Times.

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