The healthcare issue is complex (to say the least), which is a significant contributor to its vulnerability to subterfuge. For those of us interested in understanding it – who want to know what the fuss is all about and maybe even form our own informed opinion – I offer two articles and one study I believe tell you all you need to know.
They are:
1) “The Cost Conundrum” by Atul Gawande in The New Yorker, June 1, 2009, available at
2) “How American Healthcare Killed My Father” by David Goldhill in The Atlantic, September 2009, available at
3) “Bending the Curve: Effective Steps to Addressing Long-Term Health care Spending Growth” by 9 smart people, available at