I make it a rule to read everything I find by Atul Gawande. I don’t always necessarily agree with or endorse his suggestions, but he is undeniably smart and a very good writer. His latest piece in The New Yorker talks about one of the most expensive health care markets in the country. It’s a town called McAllen, Texas, and Dr. Gawande sets out to find out exactly why that is and the lessons it has to teach us about health care reform. Read the whole piece here. It’s worth your time.