From Catalyst, an article on the history (and maybe the future) of U.S. health care. Robert Reich on the road to universal coverage: Health care mandates are a sideshow, and fighting over them risks turning away voters from the main event. Could comparative-effectiveness studies rein in health-care costs? Arrogant doctors criticize their patients who go online to research ailments, but they're wrong: The best health sites are a boon to patients and doctors alike. A review of Junk Medicine: Doctors, Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy by Theodore Dalrymple. A review of The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine by Anne Harrington. More on Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee.

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