Even without providing health insurance to all of our citizens, why does the American healthcare system still manage to spend so much more, two to three times more per person, than so many other advanced nations? And, even given all that spending, why are our health outcomes not better than these lesser spending nations? And, in some regards, why are they actually worse? Our panel explores issues including why healthcare in the United States costs so much more per capita than in other advanced countries,... [see more] without achieving better outcomes (including discussing quality of care, and spending on super-consumers and end of life), and whether the coming digital/mobile advances in healthcare delivery can improve quality and reduce costs.Guests: - Jonathan Rothwell, Senior Economist at Gallup- Dr. Thaddeus Pope, Director of the Health Law Institute at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law- Dr. Bon Ku, Assistant Dean for Health & Design and Director of JeffDESIGN at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
THE WHOLE TRUTH is neither a traditional one-on-one interview show nor a conventional round-table program. It's a six-part series that aims to uncover the reality behind today's toughest issues, leaving the partisan noise-making out of the equation. Hosted by David Eisenhower - noted historian and author, professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and grandson and namesake of President Dwight D. Eisenhower - the series tackles some of the weightiest public affairs topics of our time, with a focus that's global and long-term in scope. Eisenhower's approach to political debate is rigorous, intense and insightful. Each half-hour episode features a different panel of guests presenting varying points of view to help viewers understand all sides of the issue. The format of the show is a three-step process that includes an introduction to the topic or "the case," cross-examination and oral arguments, and a summary of "the whole truth." In the upcoming season, campaign finance reform will be discussed with Presidential candidate and Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, former Republican House member Representative Tom Davis, and Citizens United chief counsel Michael Boos. Other potential topics on the series include the Iraq War decision, US-China policy, and income inequality.