Never pay the first bill: Investigating the high cost of health care

Why are health care costs so much higher in the U.S. compared with other countries? In his new book “Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win,” investigative reporter and author Marshall Allen shares stories from real people dealing with high medical bills and details concrete steps for how individuals and employers can challenge the system.

“We are paying much more than we should be when you look at all of the waste, all the of inefficiency, all of the overcharging, all of the price gauging that’s baked into the system. We need to weed that stuff out and the public needs to be getting a fair deal instead of getting what they’ve been getting which is a raw deal.”
— Marshall Allen

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“Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win”

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