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Innovation In The Health Care System

By Kara Miller

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Reducing the host of health care requires innovations across the system, from the insurer to the doctor's office. (Flickr)

In a recent study, the non-profit Commonwealth Fund found that the U.S. ranks 16th out of 16 nations when it comes to preventable deaths. If we did as well as the top-performing countries, France and Australia, close to 90,000 deaths could be prevented each year.

As costs continue to climb, adding to the country’s deficit and snarling our politics, we ask about innovative ways to rethink the delivery and business model of health care. How should doctors be paid? How do we address end-of-life care? Should we rethink the HMO system?

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Each week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.

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As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.

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