Businessman David Goldhill's only experience with the health care system was as a patient. But when his father died from hospital-acquired infection, Goldhill was spurred to research the health care industry from top to bottom.
What came out of that study was his proposal to abolish our current insurance-based system entirely, in favor of a new, "consumer-driven" health care system that he says would provide better care at a lower cost. He published his thoughts in an essay in the September issue of the "Atlantic Monthly" magazine.
Listen to an interview with Goldhill:
---- By Lea Winerman, Online NewsHour