Amitabh Chandra: Do Doctors See Your Body as A Collection of Billing Codes?


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We like to think we have the best health care in the world – but do we? Are we getting what we pay for?

In the second of our American Conversations Essentials videos, created with Harvard Kennedy School, Amitabh Chandra, Professor of Public Policy for the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy, says there are three basic challenges facing our current health care system. Let us know if you think he’s given the right diagnosis.

92nd Street Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation offers you insight and analysis from the best minds at the Harvard Kennedy School. HKS is collaborating with us on American Conversation Essentials – short videos that explain the issues at play during this campaign year. The videos are the building blocks for your own conversations with friends, colleagues and even – especially! – people you’re not sure you agree with. Start with the information we offer here and then keep your mind open as you discuss the topics of the day.