It occurred to me (through my own experience) that there may be a relationship between the decline of innovation and the increase of healthcare cost in the United States.  As public interest and debate over the healthcare issue picked up this year I’ve given the theory more thought and today posed the question to Paul Graham’s Hacker News, an online community composed of innovators, entrepreneurs and generally smart folks.

So far the results have been interesting and I’ve learned a little bit more about issues of which I was previously unaware.  Take a look for yourself and share your thoughts: