The biggest problem with health care isn’t with insurance or politics – it’s that we’re measuring the wrong things the wrong way.
Our species, it appears, is hardwired to get things wrong in myriad different ways. Why did recipients of a loan offer accept a higher rate of interest when a pretty woman's face was printed on the flyer? Why did one poll on immigration find the most despised aliens were ones from a group that did not exist? What made four of the Air Force's best pilots fly their planes, in formation, straight into the ground?
"A tour de force"
The United States stands at a crossroads as it struggles with how to pay for health care. The fee-for-service system, the dominant payment model in the US and many other countries, is now widely recognized as perhaps the single biggest obstacle to improving health care delivery.
"Obama May Jump Into Fray as Democrats Counter Trump" is from the November 19, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael D. Shear and Thomas Kaplan and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Soft and Cuddly? John Kasich's Old Colleagues Don't Recognize Him" is from the March 25, 2016, U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Kaplan, Michael Barbaro and Steve Eder and narrated by JJ Langan.