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The doctor is in . . . Bangkok

Why don’t we globalize American healthcare?

By Dean Baker
August 2, 2009

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WITH THE RISING cost of healthcare now atop the national agenda, one theme rings like a frustrating refrain: healthcare is special, so the tools we use to fix normal economic problems don’t apply. What good is mass production in confronting the complexities of the body? How can cost-benefit analysis grasp the unfixable value of a human life? (Full article: 1976 words)

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