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Note to Self: Brainstorming: A Health Care Symposium?

What would I most like to see in a quick health care symposium this fall/winter for The Economists' Voice?

(A) Ask representatives of the three major Democratic campaigns to comment on the excellences of the other campaigns' plans:

  • Obama rep. on the excellences of Clinton and Edwards
  • Clinton rep. on the excellences of Edwards and Obama
  • Edwards rep. on the excellences of Obama and Clinton

(B) Ask people who know the legislative politics to explain:

  • What significant improvements are impossible because the pharmaceutical lobbyists will block them?
  • What significant improvements are impossible because the insurance lobbyists will block them?
  • What significant improvements are impossible because the doctor lobbyists will to block them?

(C) Taking a broader view:

  • What's wrong with all three plans: the view from the right?
  • What's wrong with all three plans: the view from the left?

(D) Taking a broadest view:

  • What public-policy mediated changes in health care financing, delivery, education, and information would produce the biggest improvements in Americans' health status, and why?

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