CNN guest: Current health care system killed my father

By David Edwards
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:19 EDT
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After the death of his father, David Goldhill, became obsessed with learning about how the U.S. health care system has been consumerized. In an article for The Atlantic magazine, Goldhill concluded that incentives lead to unaffordable and ineffective services.

Goldhill told CNN’s Heidi Collins that the proposed health care reforms won’t fix the system. “What I’m arguing in the article is that there are fundamental problems with the way health care’s organized and that those fundamental problems drive poor access to the system, poor quality or an even quality and very high prices and unless we start getting at some of those fundamental issues, we’re not going to be able to create a real safety net for Americans and we’re not going to resolve the issues of quality and we’re not going to get as much for the roughly $2.5 trillion we’re spending as we should be getting.”

This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Sept. 8, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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