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The Health Care Puzzle

Woman exercising.Just about everybody from Main Street to Wall Street seems to agree on one thing: the U.S. health care system is not working as well as it should.  People in the U.S. pay nearly twice as much for health care as residents of other industrialized countries, and we rank far from the top in many areas used to measure effective health care.  It’s too expensive and millions of people aren’t covered.  Countries all over the world struggle with the same basic health care question: how much should government be involved?  Discover what makes the government-sponsored health care system in England effective and how one American health care company is improving the quality of patient care while significantly reducing costs.

The Health Care Puzzle

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Emily Brandon, Reporter, <em>U.S. News and World Report</em>

Emily Brandon

Brandon, a reporter for U.S. News and World Report, specializing in retirement issues, offers “8 Steps to Finding a Great Place to Retire.”

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Susan Devore, CEO and President, Premier, Inc.

Susan DeVore

DeVore, CEO and President of Premier, Inc., leads an alliance of 2,100 U.S. hospitals that is reducing costs while improving patient health care and safety.

Sir Michael Rawlins, M.D., Chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Sir Michael Rawlins

Rawlins, chairman of England’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, discusses what America’s ailing health care system can learn from Britain’s publicly funded health care service.


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