… Waiting for Merlin
And now we wait for the speech of a lifetime. The make or break — defining speech. We wish this unreal set of expectations on no one.
Medicare for all?
Let me renew this debate with trilogy of blogs over the next week. First with a set of charts and diagrams laying the foundation for the daunting statistics that face us.
First consider this simple chart plotting the inexorable rise in yearly total health care expenditures from 1960 to 2016 (estimated). There is barely a perceptible sag at about 1995 . To imagine an external force (the government) having any measurable effect on this curve stretches the imagination.