Do We Get What We Pay For in American Healthcare?
Healthcare costs are rising more slowly than at any time in the last fifty years, but Americans think they are actually growing faster. With many individuals paying more out of their own pockets, the truth depends in part on the angle of the analysis. The recession, the Affordable Care Act, costly new pharmaceuticals, and attitudes towards cost-shifting have all changed how, and how much, we pay for getting well. How should the payment burden be shared? Why do we spend more per-capita than other industrialized countries, yet often lead shorter lives?
Festival: 2014

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