Over at the National Public Radio Shots blog is a short post about an essay contest, encouraging doctors, nurses, and patients (two different categories) to write a true story about the impact of high medical costs. The blog post, written by NPR health policy correspondent, Julie Rovner, describes the contest, the cool essay judges, and the $1,000 prize for the winning essay (limited to 750 words) in each category. Sponsored by Costs of Care, an organization dedicated to helping doctors understand how their medical decisions affect what people pay, the contest will run through November 1, 2010.
Learn more about the essay contest at the Costs of Care website. Adult children have all sorts of stories to share about high cost experiences, whether about themselves or their aging parents.
Contributing your two cents may help reduce health costs.