“Here’s what I can tell you is unique about this: It is the first gene therapy to come to market, so not only have they innovated with the science, but working with us, we’ve innovated in the payment models.” WaPo: Gene therapy for inherited blindness sets precedent: $850,000 price tag.

+ Gene therapy is a unique advancement, but its pricing is representative of a broader trend. The Chronicle of Higher Education on the connection between upward mobility and health. A Dying Town. “Educational disparities and economic malaise and lack of opportunity are making people like those in the Bootheel sick. And maybe even killing them.”