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Opinion and Book Reviews on Health Care: How the American System Got So Sick, and How to Cure It
The Washington Post; subscription may be requiredLink to more items from this source
Nov. 7, 2004
Excerpt: America's health care system is in the intensive care unit. Its prognosis: poor. Its recovery: doubtful. According to a spate of new books, medical care is poorly organized, substandard, much too expensive and unsustainable. Allowing the system to evolve into a profit-hungry, stock-market-watching enterprise is a big part of the problem. As the cost of care progressively rose in the 1970s and '80s, many ... argued that the latest free-market business practices[.]

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