Atul Gawande is the best medical writer I have encountered. He is such because his approach strictly practicable and scientific but also accessible and human. He can make complex medical items and the practice of medicine easier to understand.
Ina recent New Yorker article, he brings those same qualities to an analysis of the cost of health care and the attempt to bring down costs.
Read this article if you want some straight talk about pissible solutions but don't read it if you are looking for political scoring points or to advance a particular ideology.