Neel Shah is a resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital who directs a nonprofit called Costs of Care that has launched a national essay contest on health care costs. He has lined up some great judges, including Atul Gawande and Michael Dukakis. He is offering $1000 prizes for the best anecdotes illustrating the importance of cost awareness in medicine. One prize is specifically reserved for a non-clinician (i.e., a patient or administrator). Here's a nice story about this on NPR.
Neel wrote to me, saying, "My current challenge is still in getting the word out to the non-clinician community. Would you be willing to help in this regard with a blog post?"
Done, Neel. Whether clinician or not, you can find more information here.