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Why Are Healthcare Costs So High?

I've spent most of the last ten years as a healthcare reporter. What I've learned is that the system is so much more complex (in both good and absurd ways) than lawmakers and other "experts" try to make it sound in silly Congressional floor speeches and cable sound bites.

This is short and leaves a lot of nuance out, but here's a brief You Tube video titled "Why is Healthcare So Expensive." It's the third most watched clip today.

One beef I have is the part about supporting malpractice reform. I genuinely apologize for the shameless plug, but I did a story last year on California's malpractice reform, which is considered the most influential reform in the country. Like many things, the devil is in the details. That goes double for malpractice reform.