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U.S. HEALTH CARE - Hidden Costs

U.S. HEALTH CARE - Hidden Costs

"Trump pushes for new Transparency with Health care prices — but will it lower them?" PBS NewsHour 6/24/2019

Again, the U.S. lags behind the other nations that have universal health care, that the citizens like (worth every penny).  And these nations have smaller GNP than the U.S. and still afford it.

NOTE:  Trump's solution only applies to ELECTIVE heath care.  So what about when you have a heart attack and are taken to a out-of-network ER?  You can guess, you're out of luck (unless you're rich).

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SUMMARY:  Uncertainty around the costs of prescription drugs and health care in general is worrying Americans.  A recent study found that one in six were surprised by a medical bill from a hospital treatment in 2017.  On Monday, President Trump issued executive orders requiring greater transparency around medical costs.  But will they help?  Nick Schifrin talks to Elisabeth Rosenthal of Kaiser Health News.



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