In his recent interview
with the New York Times's David Leonhardt
, President Obama said that a key step to health care reform will be having a "very difficult democratic conversation" about the high cost of end-of-life care in the United States, which accounts for up to 80% of health care costs. Judy Bacharach
, columnist at Obit Magazine
and The Checkout Line
, imagines what such a national conversation would look like.