A glossary of words, phrases, and slogans to be uttered at the televised White House health summit.

How to fix health policy.
Feb. 26 2010 3:40 PM

Health Summit Cheat Sheet

A glossary of health reform words, phrases, and slogans.

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(There is no health reform jargon that begins with "Z.")

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2013. The year that health exchanges are up and running in the House bill.

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2014. The year that health exchanges are up and running in the Senate bill and the Obama plan.

37. Where the U.S. places in the World Health Organization's international ranking of health systems.

Correction, Feb. 25, 2010: An earlier version of this column referred to Bill Nelson as "Ben" Nelson. Ben Nelson is an altogether different senator, a Democrat from Nebraska. (Return  to the corrected sentence.)

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Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His  book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.