Overcharged: why Americans pay too much for health care

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[2018]
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Why is America's health care system so expensive? Why do hospitalized patient receive bills laden with inflated charges that come out of the blue from out-of-network providers, or that demand payment for services that weren't delivered? Why do we pay $600 for Epipens that contain a dollar's worth of medicine? Why is more than $1 trillion-one out of every three dollars that passes through the system-lost to fraud, wasted on services that don't help patients, or otherwise misspent? Overcharged answers these questions. It shows that America's health care system, which replaces to make health care as expensive as possible. Prices will fall, quality will improve, and medicine will become more patient-friendly only when consumers take charge and exert pressure from below. For this to happen, consumers must control the money. As Overcharged explains, when health care providers are subjected to the same competitive forces that apply to other businesses, they will either deliver better services more cheaply or they will be replaced by someone who will. Book jacket.
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subject_facetEconomic Competition
Health Care Costs
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Expenditures
Health care reform
Health care reform -- United States
Insurance, Health -- economics
MEDICAL -- Health Policy
Medical care, Cost of
Medical care, Cost of -- United States
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title_displayOvercharged : why Americans pay too much for health care
title_fullOvercharged : why Americans pay too much for health care / Charles Silver, David A. Hyman ; foreword by Jeffrey S. Flier, MD, former Dean, Harvard Medical School
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Health Care Costs
Health Care Reform
Health Expenditures
Health Policy
Health care reform
Insurance, Health
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