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Why the U.S. spends twice as much for health care

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Health care in the United States costs a lot of money. In fact, we, as a country, spend twice as much as other wealthy nations. And we’re collectively less healthy than many others. But why is it like this? Conventional wisdom says that Americans use more health care — more tests, scans, screenings and prescriptions. But a group of researchers has some new information that doesn’t fit into the old theories. Dr. Ashish Jha, lead researcher and director of Harvard’s Global Health Initiative joined Marketplace Weekend to discuss high health care costs. 

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