Kotlikoff’s book sends the strong message that all—not just the uninsured, the elderly, the middle class, or the politicians—are placing themselves and future generations in fiscal jeopardy through the current medical/financial free-for-all. Whether you agree with his solution or not, time is running out. Affordable medical care is everyone’s problem. Most know John Donne’s line, ‘Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.’ Fewer remember the more mundane words of the World War I trench ditty, ‘The bells of Hell go ding-a-ling-a-ling for you but not for me…’ The health care bells are ringing—not just for you, but for me. Read Kotlikoff’s book, ponder his solution, and be warned.—Markley H. Boyer, MD, DPhil, MPH, Tufts University School of Medicine JAMA—
Kotlikoff’s passionate exposition of the details of his plan is sure to add to the growing health care debate.
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With the earnest tone of a teacher aching for his students to understand, Kotlikoff creates a stark picture of our looming financial straits.