Fixing the US Healthcare System

November 21, 2009by

A few weeks ago, Ira Glass and NPR News ran a two week special feature aimed at analyzing the healthcare situation in the United States. Beginning with the observation that the bills being debated in Congress the past few months–now being debated in the Senate–are a far cry from being capable of actually “fixing” the healthcare system, Ira et. al. take a look at four dimensions of the problem: the patient, the doctor, and pharmaceutical and insurance companies; and then takes a deeper look at the historical trajectory of healthcare in the US. How did we get here, and where are we going?

Part 1–More is Less


Part 2–Someone Else’s Money