Yes, It's a Mess--But Here's How to Fix It

Health care in America is suffering a total nervous breakdown, but it isn't just because doctors are striking and maternity wards are closing. Health-care premiums are rising at unsustainable rates. Some economists estimate that unnecessary tests and procedures, ordered by doctors to build a record just in case there is a lawsuit, cost more than $100 billion a year--enough to provide health insurance for the 40 million Americans who have no coverage. Modern medical technology is bringing us miracle cures, yet the absence of backup systems to catch human errors is causing thousands of deaths each year. In our culture of...

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