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Forbes 15 May 2020

Is Better Healthcare At Lower Costs Possible In The U.S.? - Steve Forbes

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Steve Forbes on why U.S. healthcare prices are the world's highest without patients experiencing commensurate results, and what can be learned from other healthcare system models that could provide Americans with higher-quality care at lower costs.


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She says: "We absolutely have to go through a really detailed timeline of every day, each bit of the day, who you work with, who you live with, who you might socialise with outside of work."

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