What the DMCB learned about was the remarkable resiliency of many unseen average people who managed to get through it. It also learned to be humble when it comes to understanding the links between health care and economic well-being. Come to think of it, the same lesson undoubtedly applies to all those other corners of the ongoing health care debate. Unfortunately, that'd mean not changing the subject and saying stuff on PBS NewsHour like we think and hope we're right, and we believe they're wrong and we know there limits to the science that undergirds our decision making.
In this summer of our political discontent, that seems very unlikely. That's why it makes sense to read blogs like Healthcare Economist and the DMCB in addition to watching the NewsHour.