Ali S. Khan,
Witch Doctors, Zombies, and Oracles: Rethinking Health in America,
28 Health Matrix
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/healthmatrix/vol28/iss1/13
To the extent we can even refer to an American healthcare "system," it functions brilliantly ... to make money. The system is designed to reward executives or major shareholders of pharmaceutical & health insurance companies, healthcare facilities, and related entities. With a rapidly aging population, healthcare will soon surpass a fifth of our economy. Of course, the American healthcare system does not function brilliantly when one considers the perspective of patients and over-extended primary care providers. Prices are growing faster than inflation or wages, healthcare is twice as costly as other comparable nations, and one third is a result of waste, fraud, and abuse.