The United States health care system isn’t without its flaws. But in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials are trying to figure out how to stop those flaws, like the number of uninsured and out-of-pocket costs, from dragging people and the system further down.
MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with a health policy analyst about what the novel coronavirus is showing us about the health care system, the strain it’s causing and predicted to cause, and what this might mean for health care after the pandemic ends.
Dr. Marty Makary is a professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins University and editor-in-chief of MedPage Today. He is also author of several books, including his latest “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care — and How to Fix It.”
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.