In Seattle, thousands of people rallied in favor of health care reform. Good. But there need to be many more demonstrations like this. Reform can't succeed without a huge political push, of which grassroots activity is an integral part.
When less isn't more: A new Health Affairs study finds that lower-cost hospitals provide, on average, slightly worse care for heart disease, though the mortality rates are comparable to higher-cost hospitals. The authors suggest this is a reminder to be careful as we restructure reimbursement to reward efficiency.