Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Health care is an urban issue

In so many ways ranging from transportation to public health and quality of life, that's why I write about it.

According to "Rx for Reform: Five Innovative Leaders Assess the Challenges" from Bloomberg Businessweek:

The numbers are very clear. Ten percent of the population consumes 63 percent of the total health-care dollars in the country. One percent consumes 20 percent of the health-care dollars. Fifty percent of them consume nothing at all. So this is the issue, and we have to get a better handle on those 10 percent.

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