Getting Everyone All Better


If you only read one article on health care this year, consider making it the same one as everyone else: Atul Gawande’s “The Cost Conundrum.”

Gawande is great on paradoxes, mysteries and ethical conundrums in the practice of medicine, and this greatness of analysis extends to our health care delivery system. I had wanted to mention this article in my day of guest blogging ever since The Rumpus invited me to do it, around the same time the article was originally published, but in the days since then everyone who has talked about health care in The New York Times has beaten me to it. But if you’re avoiding the east coast media giants, you got it here first.

Padma Viswanathan's most recent novel is The Ever After of Ashwin Rao. More at her website: WWW.PADMAVISWANATHAN.COM More from this author →