BTW, if EconTalk is not one of your regular podcast subscriptions, you should make it so. Russ Roberts is a great host, and his topics are very thought provoking and interesting. If you have listened to EconTalk before then think about voting for it as the Best Podcast of the Year.
While I'm on the subject of the economics of health care, here are some interesting articles to peruse
- Abolishing the Middlemen Won’t Make Health Care a Free Lunch - a great article by Tyler Cowen showing how the costs of health care are not just monetary
- Beyond those health care numbers - Gregory Mankiw debunks some common myths about health care in the U.S.
- Brooklyn doctor opens IM practice - a great story about an entrepreneur bringing health care to the uninsured
- Here are several horror stories about government-run systems