An American Sickness

Over the last few decades, health care has become a major point of debate in the United States. Politicians of all stripes argue over the price of medicine and different approaches to health insurance, but, though everyone seems to agree that something isn’t working, no one seems to have a clear idea of exactly how to fix it.

How did it come to this? In these blinks, we‘ll dive deep into the US health-care system and explore why the United States approaches treatment of the ill very differently than most other Western nations. We’ll look at the history of health care, as well as the current situation and possibilities for the future. There may be a way to save a system that most parties agree is sick.

You’ll also find out

  • why prescription drugs are so expensive in the United States;
  • that hospitals make money on tests you might not need; and
  • what you can do to start reducing health-care costs now.