July 26, 2005

Peddling Pestilence

Ah, it's up on the Mother Jones site: my essay on how corporations are marketing sickness. I'm somewhat convinced that the proliferation of pseudo-illness could be a deeper and more fundamental problem with health care in America than the fact that we don't have single-payer, or whatever. But I haven't come across anyone who has a grasp of how widespread a problem it really is, or how it affects insurance premiums or whether it bankrupts public health systems. Without better numbers, this debate gets very anecdotal very quickly.
-- Brad Plumer 12:41 PM || ||