Improving the U.S. health care system

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Mon, 08/16/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
improving the U.S. health care system.


Bill Resnick interviews Reggie Williams, a Vice-President of the Commonwealth Fund whose singular objective is improving the U.S. health care system. Their most recent evaluation and report that Williams supervised and authored compared the U.S. health care to the systems in 10 other high income countries, on the quality of care, access to it, price and some 70 other measures. The US ranked dead last, and by a lot. Bill and Reggie also discuss what the U.S. must do to improve, including prioritizing primary care, providing universal care at minimal cost to persons and families (that is what we call consumers), greatly lowering the administrative costs of our private health insurance customers, and moving towards team methods in treating chronic disease. 

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