Why are American Health Care Costs so High?

This is the title of a YouTube video made by John Green, one of the vlog brothers, that covers just what the title says-why health care costs are so high- in just under 8 minutes and it has more than 4 million views on YouTube.

Green concludes, “It is not a simple problem, there will not be a simple solution, but it’s probably the single biggest drag on the American economy and it’s vital that we grapple with it meaningfully instead of treating health care costs as political theater.”

If you prefer your health policy research in written form, click on “Show more” below the screen to where links to several resources are listed.  Or if you like infographics, check out this one from the Institute of Medicine.

If you would like to learn more about this topic live and in person, it’s not too late to register to attend the October 28 forum, “Drowning in Health Care Costs:  All Hands on Deck”   The forum features Steven Brill, author of the ground-breaking Time Magazine article, “Bitter Pill:  Why Medical Bills are Killing Us,” as well as Patrick Charmel, CEO of Griffin Hospital and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo and is hosted by Quinnipiac University at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven campus.   To register, click here

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