Getting Extreme Profits Out of Healthcare
In the U.S. we spend roughly double what other industrialized countries spend on healthcare per capita but have a lower quality of care. What’s driving up the cost? Extreme profits. In virtually every other health system, health insurance companies are non-profits – they have no incentive to drive up costs – and they use negotiate standard fees for various procedures. As healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control, it’s clear that we can no longer stand to be the exception to the rule to protect the profits of a handful of individuals.