Want to fix America's health care? First, focus on food
September 14, 2017
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(THE CONVERSATION) The national debate on health care is moving into a new, hopefully bipartisan phase.
The fundamental underlying challenge is cost – the massive and ever-rising price of care which drives nearly all disputes, from access to benefit levels to Medicaid expansion.
So far, policymakers have tried to reduce costs by tinkering with how care is delivered. But focusing on care delivery to save money is like trying to reduce the costs of house fires by focusing on fir...