How is health care like the Bowl Championship Series?

The college football champion is normally determined by a morass of computer statistics, instead of a more sensible national playoff system.

Why is there no change? Well, “the folks who participate in and benefit from the current arrangement don’t want to change it, and as long as the fans, the alumni, the TV networks, and the schools themselves continue to show up and participate every year, [and] moving away from the status quo is simply not going to happen.”

Which incidentally, says Charlie Baker, is similar to the impediments obstructing health reform.

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