Baffler: “Bill of Health”

I have an article in the new issue of the Baffler about what the COVID-19 pandemic reveals about the unjust and dysfunctional way we finance our nation’s hospitals — and why we need to change it. I provide a glimpse of what the COVID-19 pandemic looked like inside our hospital’s wall, a brief history of hospital financing from the Middle Ages to the invention of the DRGs in the 1970s, and why the “inverse care law” is so active in America.