I call it the health gap.

I wanted to believe (A), that American health care actually is more effective than international comparisons of longevity would suggest.

…Many people would like to believe (B), that Americans could receive the same health care services that they do today, but at a lower cost.

…Explanation (C), that America’s disappointing health care outcomes are concentrated in an underprivileged class, also fails to hold up to scrutiny.

…That leaves (D), with its radical suggestion that America’s culture of medical practice is at fault.

See also yesterday’s CoA Watch.