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  1. Lucas says:

    It could bring more short term stability

  2. Buster says:

    Cash transfer programs could improve health, too.

    Yes, if a bag of money fell off an armored truck, the person finding it would probably feel good. But, that doesn’t mean it’s good policy to throw money out the back of an armored car.

  3. Ava says:

    Isn’t there a TV show about concierge medicine? Royal Pains, or something?

    • Steve says:

      Yeah, but that’s for rich people. This is for normal people – and I think it sounds pretty cool.

  4. Lacey says:

    I want a health coach to take care of all my referrals and whatnot. That sounds awesome.

    • Ted says:

      Right? It would make locating specialists and getting treatments done so much easier.

      • Lacey says:

        “It’s all part of a shift toward personalized consumer-centered healthcare”

        Yes please! That sounds exactly like what we need. No more blanket treatments.

        • Mary says:

          Now if only we could do the same thing for health care policy, rather than just care in general.

    • R. Lucas Jr. says:

      Me too! A health adviser is definitely necessary.

  5. Ava says:

    Shouldn’t we be glad we’re spending more on children than the elderly? They’re the future, right?

    • Steve says:

      Well considering elderly health care spending is so high already, I’m glad to see it isn’t the fastest growing as well.

      • Elizabeth says:

        If we’re going to spend on anyone, I’d rather it be kids. But I’d be happier if we could curb the growth in health care spending in general.

  6. Steve says:

    “Suggestive evidence was also found that the increase in payments increased the probability of reporting excellent or very good health status”

    that seems like a good thing, though I’m not enthused about the idea of throwing money at people to make them healthier.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    But research on social determinants and the effect of social policies on health is difficult—difficult and important.

    I agree. It’s just so expensive to study. If only there were a way to make it easier.