Time magazine had an excellent cover article on healthcare (

The Washington Post wonkblog has a great summary (, which opens with:

'Steven Brill started his cover story in this week’s Time magazine with a simple health-policy question: “Why exactly are the bills so high?”

'His article is essentially a 26,000-word answer, the longest story that the magazine has ever run by a single author. It’s worth reading in full, but if you’re looking for a quick summary, the article seemed to me to boil down to one sentence: The American health-care system does not use rate-setting.'

Either or both articles make great reading!

Helen Hutchison

LWV California



Planet Money on health care costs

Planet Money has a very good podcast, using the material from the Time magazine article:

Helen Hutchison

LWV California