Dr Makary: Get rid of secrecy in healthcare

Dr Marty Makary: Surgeon & Professor at Johns Hopkins

The Randy Tobler Show
October 01, 2019 - 7:30 am
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Johns Hopkins surgeon and professor of health policy and management, Dr Marty Makary joined Dr Randy Tobler to promote his new book, "The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It."

Dr Makary says the way hospitals, doctors and clinics bill is at the heart of the issue, "if airlines billed us after the flight, if you can imagine that, they would be price gouging us." 

He continues, "it's ironic that hospitals are the center of scientific genius; but we can't give you a price."

"The American people like walking down the street and going to their local hospital, and American hospitals thrive, local hospitals thrive," says Makary.   

The mergers of the large hospital chains, "drove up prices, got rid of competition, got monopoly power and the small hospitals are getting crushed right now."

 

Find Dr Makary's book HERE