The Christian Science Monitor has a quick diatribe on what a mess health care is, and how the HSA/CDHP movement will be a five to ten years distraction before we end up at some type of universal coverage/single payer. The article is called Why the healthcare crisis won’t go away and is definitely worth a read as it pretty much encapsulates my views on the matter.
Meanwhile those of you who think that we need an Escape Fire will be amused to know that Don Berwick was given a Knighthood recently. Two quick explanations for you non-limeys. No he can’t call himself "Sir Donald" — you can only do that if you are a Brit (Hence "Sir" Bob Geldof isn’t). Second, no it’s not in the least likely that the Queen picked him out of a line-up — these awards are nominated by the government, and its just an indication that the quality/pay-for-performance crowd have had quite a bit of influence across the pond.