How Economic Incentives have Created our Dysfunctional US Medical Market

Real life examples from patients (and readers!) that inspired my list of 10 Economic Rules

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What you’ll see is that the economic forces and incentives that motivate our health system often lead to medical practices that are not especially good for our health — or our wallets.

My hope in giving your stories a platform and calling out the perverse economic incentives that have created this dysfunctional system is to educate and become a rallying point for better and more affordable health care.



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Elisabeth Rosenthal

Editor-in-Chief Kaiser Health News. Past NYTimes. New book NYT Bestseller! An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back