John Green nailed a discussion on the problems of health care spending quite a while back in a video many have seen. This followup is really interesting, and it’s worth appreciating the balanced look at what the law has and hasn’t done, and more specifically, how it isn’t really solving the problem.

Culture, Kansas

In an annual survey measuring “well-being,” Kansas has gone from 17th (2012), to 20th (2013), and last year jumped down over 20% to 32nd.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index uses a holistic definition of well-being and self-reported data from individuals across the globe to create a unique view of societies’ progress on the elements that matter most to well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. It is the most proven, mature and comprehensive measure of well-being in populations. New State Rankings Reveal Top 10 Highest and Lowest Well-Being States, Gallup-Healthways