Is there a good model for healthcare reform?
What they do in Singapore is interesting. Even though the government subsidizes just under half of all healthcare spending, it forces the patient to be the actual purchaser at the moment at which care is delivered. Singapore will spend roughly 4 percent of GDP on healthcare this year, which obviously is a fraction of ours.
What do you think will most surprise readers?
How little impact healthcare has on health relative to all the things we're not spending money on, like diet and disposable income, recreation and stress levels, and poverty. Those are the big drivers of healthcare costs in rich countries right now.