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What I’m going to tell the doctors

I’m giving a keynote address at the annual convention of the American Medical Student Association tomorrow morning. I think these will be my talking points:1) Your organizers should’ve gotten Atul Gawande instead of me. He’s better at this sort of...

By Ezra Klein  | March 11, 2011; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Health  
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Yes, health care improves health

I don't think this is too difficult to understand, but perhaps I need to make it clearer: There's no contradiction between saying that "health insurance reduces mortality" and "health insurance doesn't close the disparity in life expectancy between the rich...

By Ezra Klein  | February 28, 2011; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Health  
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How penicillin fooled us

Perhaps it's the mark of a good book that after you read it, you begin seeing evidence for its thesis in lots of different areas. Since reading Tyler Cowen's "The Great Stagnation," I've been seeing a lot of support for...

By Ezra Klein  | February 15, 2011; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Books, Health  
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Why did primary-care doctors increase from 1990 to 2000?

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Richard Hannon, a senior vice president of marketing and provider affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, explaining how Medicare's 1992 adoption of the "resource based relative...

By Ezra Klein  | November 19, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Health  
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California vs. Texas: The Jekyll and Hyde of health-care reform

So Texas is making noises about ditching Medicaid, but on the other end of the spectrum, some blue states are rushing to embrace the program's expansion under the federal health-care reform law as quickly as possible. Take California, for example:...

By Suzy Khimm  | November 11, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  California, Government, Health, Health Coverage, Health Reform, Obama administration, states  
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The economics of dying in one graph

And that graph -- which shows different incomes groups -- still hides huge inequality: The study estimated that out-of-pocket health-care spending in the last year of life amounted to $11,618 on average, with the 90th percentile equal to $29,335,...

By Ezra Klein  | July 19, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Health, Health Economics  
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