There Are Ways To Reduce Health Spending Waste, But Those Who Benefit From It Stand In Way, Experts Say
ProPublica offers a look at waste in the industry and talks to health care leaders or policymakers about how it could be reduced.
A Prescription for Reducing Wasted Health Care Spending
Earlier this year, the Gallup organization set out to identify the top concerns everyday Americans have about money. Researchers asked more than a thousand people across the country, "What is the most important financial problem facing your family today?" Their top answer: the cost of health care. Increases in medical costs have substantially outpaced economic growth for decades. In recent months, ProPublica has shown that it doesn't have to be this way. (Allen, 12/21)