Full post here. (an update)
Gawande is knowledgable, and his articles accessible, even if you may disagree:
“Even if health reform disappears, these fundamental problems will not. The cost conundrum persists.”
Addition: A friend points out that one barrier to free trade (and a talking point even on the left) is protectionism in our farm markets…so if you nationalize, be prepared to deal with unforeseen consequences down the road?