Marty Makary on the Price We Pay

EconTalk | 10 February 2020 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marty Makary about his book The Price We Pay. Makary highlights some of the stranger aspects of the US health care system including the encouragement of unnecessary or even harmful procedures and the predatory behaviour of some hospitals who sue patients and garnish their wages to recover fees that are secret until after the procedure is completed. Makary favours requiring hospitals to make their prices transparent. He also discusses a number of ways that employers and patients are trying to avoid the worst aspects of the current system.

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