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The High Cost of Healthcare

Jun 28, 2016

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According to industry experts, health care costs are expected to rise 6.5 percent in the coming year, driven up by the growing cost of medical care and drugs, as well as increasing consumption of services. As premiums, deductibles, and co-pays climb, we ask, are these increases a course correction or the new normal? And who’s being hit hardest? Margot Sanger Katz of the New York Times, and Dr. Peter Beilenson, CEO of Evergreen Health Cooperative, join us to discuss. Plus, we dissect why health care co-ops face such tough odds and look at an alternative to the Affordable Care Act proposed by House Republicans.