'Paying Till It Hurts': Why American Health Care Is So Pricey
August 11, 2013 12:55 AM Subscribe
NPR's Fresh Air interviews Elizabeth Rosenthal about her year spent investigating the high cost of health care.
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"Every part of the system needs to rethink the way it's working. Or maybe what I'm really saying is we need a system instead of 20, 40 components, each one having its own financial model, and each one making a profit."
Rosenthal has also been investigating why costs for the same procedure can vary so much within the U.S. — by thousands of dollars, in some cases — depending on where it's being performed. Before becoming a journalist, Rosenthal trained as a doctor and worked in the emergency room of New York Hospital, now part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
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: In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.
Her follow-up article
covers the trend of medical tourism from the US to Europe and other regions to save money on medical treatment.
All article links are NYT.