In the wake of President Obama’s speech in front of the American Medical Association, various interesting conversations about health care costs have occurred in national media. The New York Times ran an editorial on what could be done so that doctors no longer feel they need to order potentially unnecessary tests to protect themselves against malpractice suits. The Times also ran a story scrutinizing the health care “rationing” rhetoric.
On NPR, health care was the topic of the day following Obama’s address. It’s worth listening to On Point’s show where professors and journalists field questions about the feasibility of reform. Also interesting is Talk of the Nation’s examination of whether doctors are the problem with healthcare. And then a reported piece on a model, low-cost county.
At Costs of Care, we work to contribute to this important effort – addressing one of our nation’s greatest contemporary challenges.