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With healthcare, if we waste less, we pay less: Column
USA Today

Study after study tells us that we pay too much for health care in the United States, and we’re no healthier than the people in nations that spend much less.

A 2012 Institute of Medicine report on health care spending in 2009 estimated that of the $2.7 trillion national spend on health care that year, 30% — or $810 billion — was wasted on unnecessary services, inefficient service delivery, fraud and abuse, predatory pricing and excessive administrative costs.

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