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Episode #2: Dissecting "the cost conundrum": McAllen, Gawande, Obama, and healthcare reform in the USJun 29, 2009 15:13 EDT
The media is buzzing with discussions of Dr Atul Gawande's article in the New Yorker magazine, which looks at the astounding healthcare costs in the town of McAllen, TX. How did this "outlier" capture the attention of the nation and fuel the debate for healthcare reform? Is the debate fair and balanced or rather tainted by journalistic hyperbole?