David A. Kindig and Bobby Milstein, writing in Health Affairs, discuss the extreme imbalances in the U.S. healthcare system. They conclude:
“The U.S. health investment portfolio is out of balance, with too much spent on some aspects of heath care and not enough spent on more influential determinants needed to produce equitable health and well-being. It is unreasonable to expect a robust culture of health to emerge without a different portfolio of investments. With costs rising throughout the health care sector and so many lives and livelihoods at stake, how long can Americans afford not to make smarter investments? There is an urgent need to balance the country’s total health investment portfolio, building on the policy and research opportunities we have highlighted here.”
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