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Why does a rich country like ours have such an inefficient and overpriced healthcare system?

Why does a rich country like ours have such an inefficient and overpriced healthcare system? The covid19 infection has shown us that the problems we had in treating this in our expensive and disjointed healthcare system. Our segmented system of marginalized primary care with segmented overspecialized care is both expensive and less effective when we look at how our system rates against other countries. The idea of having a system relatively free of administrative headaches for doctors, hospitals, and patients has wide appeal and these headaches are estimated to make up at least a third of the costs that we Read More »

High quality heart surgery for $1800. Why aren’t insurers paying attention to and globalizing our care?

High quality heart surgery for $1800.  Why aren’t insurers paying attention to and globalizing our care?  The USA has the best healthcare system in the world, right?  Is it the best or the most expensive? Sometimes when we hear about what surgeries cost in other countries for replacement knees or other medical interventions, we often are prejudiced by the idea that the healthcare system in other countries is less safe or effective, yet current data suggests otherwise. We are perhaps the most overpriced and inefficient system in the world.   If insurers wanted to lower the overall cost of care and Read More »