"The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care -- and How to Fix It"
One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections. Today's rising health care costs threaten pretty much every small business in the nation. How did we get here? What can be done? Our guest on ST Medical Monday is the bestselling author and Johns Hopkins surgeon, Dr. Martin Makary, who tells us about his book, "The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care -- and How to Fix It." The book offers, per Kirkus Reviews, "plain talk from a surgeon and professor who has long studied health care issues and finds the American system badly in need of repair.... He clearly demonstrates how medical care is secretive and predatory, and why skyrocketing costs can be accounted for by the money games of medicine." Please note that Dr. Martin Makary will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Liberty Gala, which happens on October 3rd at the Double Tree / Warren Place here in Tulsa. (More info and ticket details for that event are here.)