Policy wonks joke that all Americans want from health care reform is unlimited care, from the doctor of their choosing, with no waits for treatment, at no cost. Oh, yes, and that doctors can undo all of the bad decisions we’ve made along the way about diet and exercise. Dr. Elaina George, author of ‘Big Medicine: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System’, discusses why the current healthcare system is unsustainable and what options we might explore to make it better. A critical inflection point in this debate is here and the future is uncertain as to whether we entrust more of our healthcare to the private sector or the government. Let’s pursue the choices and what they mean to you.
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