Two links for “summer” reading:
Once again, Atul Gawande of The New Yorker has a piece out that is must read–it’s his Commencement address at Harvard Medical School, talking about the changes in medicine. He argues that medical schools need to shift to training put crews rather than cowboys–and that has implications for the health system as a whole.
On many other wonky issues, the new edition of the Health Wonk Review is out at the Health Affairs blog, which features our post reporting about the Basic Health Plan. Despite the questions that remain, Health Access now supports the bill, SB703(Hernandez), as a vehicle to improve affordability for low-income California families. The bill is up for a Senate vote this week.