If You Missed It: Health Care Idiot

Published February 24, 2011

There is a lot of jargon in the debate to fix health care.

Gov. Deval Patrick announced a bill that would seek  “comprehensive payment reform” with a system of “global payments,” “accountable care organizations” and “medical homes.” You follow, right?

I (tried to) explain global payments, the buzzword of the moment, last week. The concept is hard to understand because it’s a fundamental change to the way we pay for health care.

WBUR’s All Things Considered host, Sacha Pfeiffer, quizzed me on some of the other buzzwords. I fared, well, OK.