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PBS NEWSHOUR

Why the U.S. pays more for health care

  • Aired: 04/27/2017
  • 09:24
  • Rating: NR
Why are American health care costs by far the highest in the world? Journalist and former practicing physician Elisabeth Rosenthal chronicles how we got here in her new book, "An American Sickness." Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks with Rosenthal about the forces driving high prices and what could be done to bring costs down.
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The U.S. spends 2 or 3 times what other countries do on health care.
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