Surgeon Who’s Advised White House Explains How To Get A Better Deal On Health Care In Latest Book

The Daily Caller | 9/10/2019 | Staff
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Surgeon and author Dr. Marty Makary addresses the health care system’s brokenness and offers a hopeful take on how it can be solved in his upcoming book “The Price We Pay.”

Makary is a health policy expert at Johns Hopkins University who published The New York Times bestseller “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care” in 2013.

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“If you understand the money games that go on in medicine, that helps you understand how to get a better deal,” Makary told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

As Democrats turn on the Affordable Care Act in favor of Medicare for all and Republicans seem split on how to fix the American health care system, surgeon and health policy professor Dr. Marty Makary addresses the system’s brokenness and offers a hopeful take on how it can be solved in his upcoming book “The Price We Pay.”

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Makary sat down with the Daily Caller News Foundation ahead of the Sept. 10 release of “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care ⁠— and How to Fix It.”

“If you understand the money games that go on in medicine, that helps you understand how to get a better deal,” Makary told the DCNF. “It’s the disruptors I wanted to highlight.”

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He wants readers to use his book to get better deals on health care expenses for themselves and, if applicable, the businesses they run. Makary is an advocate for greater price transparency in health care, and the issue is personal for him. He sees a correlation between declining trust in the health care industry and trust in doctors themselves.

“I’m concerned that the price gouging in medicine is eroding the public trust in the medical profession. Medicine is an amazing profession. It’s an art. It goes back thousands of years. … We physicians have lost...
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