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Defragmenting the Fragmentation Critique

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  1. Frank says:

    I really like this perspective on the problem. At its best, health care provision may be unified less by a “market” or “government” organization of resources, than by a common commitment by all in the system to reduce preventable suffering.

    The universality of vulnerability also helps remind us that, even if 5% of the population accounts for 50% of health care costs, any person is at risk of joining that 5%. Moreover, much of what we fail to do for the “healthy” accelerates the advance of their problems. To be a little more concrete: a program to reduce diabetes that does not address the power of the sugared-beverage industry, or the horrors of CAFOs, is not doing nearly enough to promote well-being.