Sunday, August 09, 2009

Back When The Health Care Debate Was Relatively Sane

It's late 2008, and Princeton Economist Uwe Reinhardt writes a little series for the New York Times explaining why health care costs so much in the United States (reg. required?). Dr. Reinhardt includes the graph above, explains it. Commenters make largely substantive additions to the debate. No one brings up much in the way of "eugenics", "socialism" or "best health care system in the world".

Part II in the series is here

Part III in the series is here

Part IV in the series is here

The last essay in the series is from December 12, 2008. Right at nine months ago. Seems like nine million years ago.

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