Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Health Care..., by Ceci Connolly

Another Chautauqua lecture on a single CD, available at our local library. Ceci Connolly is a political reporter, and this lecture took place before the 2004 election.

Ms. Connolly reports that although the US probably spends enough on health care to get the job done for all Americans, that it is not allocated very well. We spend the highest percentage of our GDP on health care, yet we have so many inefficiencies and CYA tests and procedures that do no necessarily yield life enhancement. Patients with insurance also abuse the system, and she is surprisingly lenient on the insurance companies, which she finds to be the lesser of evils.

Thought-provoking, if light on data; this was an easy listen and enough to get you digging. I give it 3 stars.

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