On the heels of President Obama's speech to Congress - heckling, ovations, and all - Henry Aaron is talking up Thomas Lee and James Mongan's very-soon-to-be-published book on health care reform. Over at the Brookings Institution website, Aaron, a Brookings senior fellow, reviews Chaos and Organization in Health Care. "[B]oth physicians, [they] have written what is, perhaps, the single most informative and absorbing examination of what is wrong with the U.S. health care system and what to do about it."
Here, in Aaron's succinct formulation, is the gravamen of the book's argument:
In addition, this may be the only treatise on health care reform that's "fun to read," at least according to Aaron. An unexpected compliment, but we'll take it.
Read the whole thing here. The book will be published in October.