July 13, 2011 10:44AM

A Medicare Reform Model Everyone Can Love

That’s the title of this week’s column for Kaiser Health News. An excerpt:

As luck would have it, we have a home‐​grown model for Medicare reform that would contain spending and improve the quality of care. This model appeals to both Republican and Democratic ideals: it satisfies the Republican desire for individual ownership and control, but emulates a social insurance program revered by Democrats. The key to improving health care for seniors is … to make Medicare look more like Social Security.

With this column, I have finally managed to work my favorite Seinfeld quote into my professional writing.