PODCAST #48 – What is a Health Economist, and What In The Hell Do They Do?

IN THIS EPISODE: Health Economist Devon Herrick, Ph.D. discusses what health economics is really all about, and why – unlike the majority of his colleagues – he feels that a free market is the cure to what ails the American health care system today.

To learn more about Dr. Herrick, follow him on Twitter @Devon Herrick.

Physician. Health Insurance Agent. Author. Health care humorist. Medical satirist. Disruptor. At your service. My name is Kevin Wacasey, and I’ve been practicing medicine since 1994. When I graduated from medical school, I took an oath to do no harm to my patients. To me, that includes financial harm. But since health insurance took over health care over 40 years ago, health care prices have skyrocketed. And despite what we’re told by the media every day, it isn’t the costs of health care that are outrageous; it’s the charges. So if you’ve ever wondered why we spend so much on health insurance and health care, then come along and join me as I explore the crazy world of Healthcareonomics. Health care doesn’t have to be expensive. Let me show you how. For speaking opportunities and to pass along your questions/comments, please email me at drw@healthcareonomics.com.

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