John Abramson discusses how the American healthcare system is not as well oriented towards producing health as the healthcare systems of other wealthy countries. The US is spending about four trillion dollars a year on healthcare, which is 1.6 trillion extra compared to other countries.
Dan Heath discusses the differences between upstream and downstream healthcare spending in the US. He explains that the US spends far less on upstream healthcare than other developed countries, leading to preventable diseases and absurdities like spending $40,000 a year for the price of insulin but balking at spending $1,000 to prevent someone from getting diabetes.
Mary Lou Jepsen and Rob Reid discuss the future of telepathy and affordable healthcare. They discuss the TED Prize winner who was born in Liberia and created a program to help self-starting community health workers, as well as advanced, inexpensive diagnostics and interventions that could radically change the healthcare system.
Laowhy86 explains how the Chinese Social Credit Score System works and how it affects access to healthcare. Laowhy86 explains that in China, priority for healthcare is already based on social credit score and that the system is now being legitimized in law.