(Can you recommend health care blogs to add to this compilation? Suggest them in the comments section below.)
Getting There from Here: How Health-Care Reform Really Happens, by Atul Gawande, New Yorker. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
The Cost Conundrum: What a Texas town can teach us about health care. Why health costs are higher in some places and lower in others, and why some places have lower costs and higher quality and other places have higher costs and lower quality. By Dr. Atul Gawande, one of the most insightful writers on health care in the U.S. He investigates how we can contain the rising cost of healthcare in the US by examining the experiences of towns on both ends of the spending spectrum.
Accounting for Health Care Costs: Why Do Americans Spend More? McKinsey & Co. Study
"The Case For Legal Late-Term Abortions," by Jim Buie, Newsweek.com "Abortion wasn't an option for my parents, but raising my severely retarded brother nearly destroyed our family." It is sparking interesting comments.
How to Define 'Happiness"? Are You Happy?
'My Lobotomy': Powerful Story
Preventing Teen Suicide
'I'd Rather Have a Bottle in Front of Me Than a Frontal Lobotomy'
Congress Passes and President Signs Suicide Prevention Law
Suicide Rate Among Teens is Up Dramatically Since the 1950s
Strengthen Gun Regulations, Commitment Laws for Mental Illness
Reflections on Anger, Depression, Validation and Invalidation in Individuals, Families, Organizations, Societies, National and World Politics
When Mental Illness Strikes A Family of Faith
My Grandmother's Mental Illness
More Than One Out of Five Americans Will Experience a Mental Disorder
Was the Apostle Paul Mentally Ill?
Darkness Visible: What It Feels Like to be Depressed and to Contemplate Suicide
Beware the Shadow
Psychiatric Answering Machine
The Grim Reaper As Life Coach
Reflections on Year's End, Winter Mortality, Reason for Writing, Blogging
Maxine's Living Will
Art Buchwald's Dispatches From Hospice: Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Here
What Life Is Likely To Be Like Toward the End
How Writers Can Illuminate Better Care at the End of Life
Seeds Sprout Buds in Social Movement to Improve End-of-Life Care: Baby Boomers Lead Charge For "Better Deaths"
Seniors Share Desire for Better End-of-Life Care; Online Forum Gives Citizens A Chance to Ponder, Choose
Author Thomas Lynch, an Undertaker, Speaks to the Human Condition
Religious Groups Tackle End-of-Life Issues
Right-to-Life Activists Use Internet to Get Feeding Tube Reinserted In Comotose Patient