UNsustainable: 1/3 of our $3Trillion annual health care spending is lost to waste, fraud, and abuse

“If getting the word out to consumers is limited to dropping high-deductible plans in their laps and letting them know they need to be better consumers, that’s not going to cut it…

Having individuals put ‘more skin in the game’ helps get folks to be more engaged consumers — but we need a better approach to improving public awareness of The Truth About Health Care…If the U.S. spent 1% of their annual healthcare spend on effective public education in this realm about the cost, and value, of the healthcare we get versus the healthcare we ought to want, the return — across health status, healthcare costs, and consumer and provider satisfaction — would be enormous, and well worth the price tag…1/3 of our $3Trillion annual health care spending is lost to waste, fraud, and abuse.” – http://medcitynews.com/2015/05/dissecting-atul-gawandes-latest-sure-must-get-better/?utm_source=MedCity+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=803080f20c-RSS_Hospitals&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c05cce483a-803080f20c-67868805

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