Surviving US healthcare. Plus: Prince Harry’s 'Spare'
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
This weekend, the FT's Claire Bushey asks a question that sounds poetic but is actually entirely unsentimental: how much is my life worth? In 2021, Claire learned she had breast cancer. The cost of her treatment points us to how, exactly, the US healthcare system is broken. Then, Lilah takes on Prince Harry's autobiography Spare with chief features writer Henry Mance. After so much Harry and Meghan content, what can we possibly still learn?
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– Claire’s column, ‘How much does my life cost? A tale of US cancer care’’: https://on-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/3HeGyeS
– Claire recommends the book Never Pay The First Bill, by Marshall Allen. She also references The Undying: A Meditation on Modern Illness by Anne Boyer
– Henry Mance’s review of Spare, by Prince Harry: https://on-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/3J2oDcy
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