Your Call: What explains the high cost of healthcare?

Apr 20, 2017


A conversation with doctor turned journalist, Elisabeth Rosenthal about her new book, An American Sickness, How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back.

Rosenthal dissects our medical system to explain how “impossibly high insurance premiums and large bills have become facts of life.” From hidden doctor fees to soaring drug prices, Americans pay 2-3 times more for healthcare than other developed countries. How did we get here? What are solutions?

Guest:

Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, and author of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

Web Resources:

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

We the Patients

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The New York Times: Elisabeth Rosenthal