What keeps doctors so busy that they can only spend a few minutes with you? Why is healthcare so crazy expensive? Why is physician burnout an epidemic?
Here are some common daily examples of the healthcare non-system's insanity that is making us all crazy and why it doesn't work.
See these stories:
"What are glasses so expensive? The eyewear industry prefers to keep that blurry"
"How badly are we being ripped off on eyewear? Former industry execs tell all"
I was a poor struggling resident. But my mother needed glasses and couldn't afford them. We scraped and planned and finally managed to get her glasses after years of when she should have had them. I distinctly remember the sense of outrage I felt at paying some ridiculous amount like $750 for the lowest end glasses that obviously didn't cost more than $25 to make -- if estimated generously. But there was no other choice -- someone had obviously captured the market and had a monopoly.