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The Ultimate Primer On Health Care Costs And Massachusetts Reform — In 17 Minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJI0Hk9zdz4

I get it all now! Because I've just watched this fantastic slide presentation by Sarah Iselin, president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, explaining the spiral in health care costs and Massachusetts reform, past and present.

Seventeen minutes is a small investment for such sweeping and rare clarity on these insanely complex issues. Deepest thanks to Sarah, to Martha Bebinger for sound work and to Jesse Costa for the multimedia meshing. If I were teaching a course on health care policy, this would be the first thing on my syllabus. Actually, if I were running the House of Representatives, I'd make all the freshmen reps watch it, too...

This program aired on May 4, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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