The anniversary edition of Grand Rounds is up. My favorite post (ideologically, at least) is this one from Shoe Money Tonight. She has a great collection of opinion articles (from National Review and the Wall Street Journal, among others) as well a great collection of statistics, showing how much faster Americans have access to care under a free-market system than Europeans and Canadians do with their wonderful government-payer systems. Among other facts: Twice as many women with breast cancer die of the disease in Britain and New Zealand than in the US; in New Zealand you can’t get dialysis if you’re over 75; 40% of British cancer patients never get to see an oncologist (how shameful is that?!). Go over, read her post, and the personal story at the end, and check out her links.