The Affordable Care Act and the Skyrocketing Cost of Healthcare

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When it comes to healthcare, Americans spend a lot more than people in other industrialized countries, so why are we less healthy? Operations and treatments, from hip implants to colonoscopies, are more expensive here, and the costs are rising. Will Obamacare make a difference? It's similar to Mitt Romney's program in Massachusetts.  Are costs coming down there? Are people satisfied with their health insurance? If the US spent as much on social programs as those other industrialized countries, could a healthier population spend less on the medical system? 

Credits

Guests:
Elisabeth Rosenthal - New York Times - @nytrosenthal, Jonathan Gruber - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - @MITEcon, David Frum - The Atlantic - @davidfrum, Elizabeth Bradley - Yale University - @ehbyale

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Gideon Brower