The Debate on Healthcare Goes Down to the Wire

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The US spends more on healthcare than any other country, but American women are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in Greece. Amnesty International calls that a violation of women's rights. What does it say about a healthcare system often called "the best in the world?" Would the reforms being debated in Congress improve medical outcomes? Would they provide better access? How about reducing the increase in costs? As the Senate and Congress wrangle over details, we hear about possible trade-offs and the prospects of doing nothing at all. 

Credits

Guests:
Nan Strauss - Researcher, Amnesty International, Gerard Anderson - Director, John Hopkins' Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Uwe Reinhardt - Princeton University - @uwejreinhardt, Ed Haislmaier - Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation’s Center for Health Policy Studies

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman, Andrea Brody