It's the Incentives, Stupid!

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  • Every pill producer, every medical device maker, every doctor, every hospital, every lab, everyone in healthcare (or almost everyone) is encouraged to produce, whatever the benefit….the more, the better for the producer.

  • Prices of health care services and products (other than the non-prescription stuff you buy in pharmacies) are hidden from consumer-patients, making it impossible to comparison-shop.

  • Competition is non-existent in some areas, leaving some at the mercy of monopolies who simply increase their prices because they can, and because some insurance company (or consumer) will pay.

Bottom line: The current incentives in health care make it almost impossible for good people to act accordingly. Everyone is encouraged to be bad.

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It's Time to Mobilize for a New National Project: 
Fixing Our Health Care System Once And For All.

Here are some concrete steps you can take.