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American health care has been messed up for a long time [MarketWatch]

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PDF American health care has been messed up for a long time If modern gripes are to be believed, health care is more expensive and worse than ever. Nostalgia or clear-eyed assessment? Who better to answer the question than Stony Brook University professor Nancy Tomes, who takes a look at a hundred years of American health care in her new book, “Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers.” Tomes began the book wanting to explain to her daughter, who is fresh out of college, “what it was us old folks were so agitated about.” But once she got stuck into her subject, she found a lot of modern dysfunctions in the system had been around for decades. Tomes, who’s spent her career researching the history of medicine, spoke by phone from Long Island about how health care as a business has evolved, whether there have been price-hiking Martin Shkrelis in the past and what parts of her research scared her. Her book was one of three to win the [Read more]

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