Rebooting American Health Care

Amy Finkelstein | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 15, 2023

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Health outcomes in the United States lag behind those in many other rich countries, especially for lower income groups and ethnic and racial minorities. These shortcomings arise even though health care expenditures represent almost one-fifth of this country’s national income. Amy Finkelstein and Liran Einav document the state of health care and health insurance in the United States as well as their suggestions for improvements in their new book We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care. Amy joins EconoFact Chats to discuss the findings and analysis in her book, and her decades of pathbreaking research on this topic. 

Amy is the John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at MIT. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Amy was awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association in 2012, and a MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2018.

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