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Health Care Illiteracy (Guest: David Chase)

January 23, 2019

The Heartland Institute's health care policy advisor Sarah Lee interviews Dave Chase on a new study that discovered that many people don't understand how health insurance works and how this "health illiteracy" affects the cost of care.

Dave Chase's organization Health Rosetta attempts to unravel the mystery of health care costs and help people gain a better understanding of the health care sector and how their own insurance works. Chase says he believes that health "literacy" can lead people to making better choices about their health care. Better knowledge of how the american health care system works fosters an independent streak in patients, says Chase. That streak will naturally lead to individuals wanting more control over health care choices as opposed to giving government bureaucrats the power to offer only what they deem patients should want.
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Sarah Lee is a policy advisor for health care and a host of Heartland's Health Care News podcast.
slee@heartland.org