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The Business of Healthcare Is Business

The Business of Healthcare Is Business...

Hmm, that headline doesn’t seem right, does it? I mean, shouldn’t the business of healthcare be, well, health? Or, at least, caring? Actually, shouldn’t the business of healthcare be patients? After all, everyone in healthcare says it’s all about patients. Everyone says they’re patient-centered, whatever that means.

But think about this: who in healthcare gets paid for you to be healthy? Or, conversely, who in healthcare doesn’t get paid when you get sick, or when you don’t improve under their care?

Let’s look at a few recent examples:

  • Kaiser Health News reported on a $48,000 allergy test. The patient’s…

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