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Understanding the Healthcare Machine

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions (9780132173254) by Douglas A. Perednia. Available in print and digital formats.

Understand how the colossal U.S. healthcare machine gobbles our wealth and destroys our competitiveness--without making us healthier.

Ever wonder how the world’s richest country can spend more than $2.5 trillion on healthcare annually, but still not cover more than 50 million of its citizens? Are you concerned that the huge, complex, open-ended healthcare reform law signed by President Obama didn’t solve anything and simply sets the stage for higher costs and more upheaval? If so, read on....