August 27, 2007

Sick the Book

Jonathan Cohn replied via e-mail to me recent remarks on health care regarding his comments at the Plank. He directed me to check out his book Sick. I've decided to check it out and ordered it from Amazon, but it will take a week or so to get here.

In the mean time, I looked around for some reviews, and this was the most detailed one I could find quickly.

According to Nicholas Beaudrot's review, the book is essentially a series of sob stories coupled with some observations about the status quo which Beaudrot identifies with an inability to spread risk in the current system. I suspect Cohn's argument is a bit more complicated than that, but I'm not sure how universal health care will "spread risk". Perhaps I'll find out...

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