What to know about Atul Gawande during his first week
These highlights range from his views on the group healthcare market, the dilemma of medical waste and his support for the Affordable Care Act. Information was pulled from Gawande’s articles in The New Yorker as well as coverage from Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters.
The push for incremental care
Conservatives often take a narrow view of the value of health insurance: they focus on catastrophic events such as emergencies and sudden, high-cost illnesses. But the path of life isn’t one of steady health punctuated by brief crises. Most of us accumulate costly, often chronic health issues as we age. These issues can often be delayed, managed, and controlled if we have good health care — and can’t be if we don’t.