The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It Spiral-Bound | June 8, 2021

Marty Makary, M.D.

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From the New York Times bestselling author comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system—and the people who are saving it—now with a new Afterword by the author.

One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation’s leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine’s noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.
The Price We Pay offers a road map for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well—a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.

Publisher: Macmillan
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1635575915
Item Weight: 0.7 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings