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The Broken Health Care System: The Real Long-Term Deficit Problem


  • Baker Dean

    (Center for Economic and Policy Research)


Tackling health care costs is critical – Dean Baker suggests we unleash the forces brought foreign trade in health care services and personnel. The benefits are obvious but the impediments are great.

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  • Baker Dean, 2012. "The Broken Health Care System: The Real Long-Term Deficit Problem," The Economists' Voice, De Gruyter, vol. 9(2), pages 1-6, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:evoice:v:9:y:2012:i:1:n:5

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