In his recent interview with the New York Times'sDavid 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.
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