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Are Americans Seeing Their Doctors Too Often?

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Are Americans Seeing Their Doctors Too Often?

Are Americans Seeing Their Doctors Too Often?

Are Americans Seeing Their Doctors Too Often?

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Do insured Americans equate more health care with better health care? Do we visit the doctor too often, or get too many tests? Shannon Brownlee, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of a new Atlantic Monthly article joins host Neal Conan to talk about how Americans use their health insurance coverage.

Guest:

Shannon Brownlee
*Fellow at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
*Author, "The Overtreated American", Atlantic Monthly, Jan. 2003