• The blob

    Do you remember the 1950’s movie The Blob? It ate everything in its path.  Health care spending is the blob that eats other social programs.  From Sarah Iselin’s excellent talk over at CommonHealth, using Massachusetts data:

    

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    • This brings up an issue that’s I’ve been thinking about for a while, but have not taken the time to look in to: Have there been any attempts to empirically measure the opportunity costs with regard to health care outside of direct expenditures?