A Matter Of Opinion

Tale of Two Cities and health care

In McAllen, Texas, twice as much is spent per patient than in El Paso, Texas. To find out why, this doctor/author traveled to both towns. What he found helps explain why health-care costs are so high in this country.

In short, more spending, means greater profits. But it doesn't mean better care.





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Gary Crooks
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