Ezra Klein Is A Genius–Listen To Him World

I’ve had some minor disagreements with some of Ezra Klein’s views on health care, but I must say that for the most part he has the smartest comment anywhere on changing health care. As an internist I agree totally with this statement:

The answer is increase the pay of primary care doctors.

This is far better than a recommendation I criticized in the past from Matthew Yglesias: crushing the doctor’s lobby.

Actually the two arguments are not mutually exclusive. For years there have been movements to increase the pay for evaluation and management services and reduce the payment for surgical and other procedural services. Medical organizations dominated by procedural-based sub-specialists and surgeons have opposed this.

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