The Price We Pay: What Broke Healthcare & How to Fix It | Dr. Marty Makary #038
The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law
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The Vital Veda Podcast: Ayurveda | Holistic Health | Cosmic and Natural Law
The Price We Pay: What Broke Healthcare & How to Fix It | Dr. Marty Makary #038
Jul 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 38
Dylan Smith: Ayurvedic Practitioner, Holistic Health Educator, Conscious Entrepreneur

Get an insight and understanding into the way the health care system works so you can receive safe and appropriate medical treatment.

Gain health care literacy to navigate in today’s society and ultimately as a consumer or patient, promote medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable.

Dr. Marty Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, shows how much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it.

Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, we explore price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up.

Dr. Makary's work, including his book The Price We Pay, offers a roadmap for everyday civilians and business leader to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care.

The movement to restore medicine to its mission is alive and well - a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save countries from the crushing cost of health care.

Dr. Makary is a New York Times bestselling author, Johns Hopkins surgeon and Professor of Health Policy.

His book The Price We Pay takes on the high cost of health care and reveals how individuals and businesses can get a better deal on their health care.

Described by Steve Forbes as “a must-read for every American” and a “deep dive into the real issues driving up the cost of health care” by Dr. Don Berwick, The Price We Pay is the “The Big Short” of American Medicine.

Makary is a frequent medical guest on NBC and FOX News and a leading voice for physicians, writing for the Wall Street Journal and USA today.

Dr. Makary is a gastrointestinal surgeon and serves jointly as on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

He is an advocate for the re-design of medical care and studies innovations that improve health, reduce waste, and address the root causes of illness.

He currently serves as executive director of Improving Wisely, a national physician collaboration to reduce unnecessary medical care and is the founder of Restoring Medicine, an advocacy effort to help people who can’t afford their medical bills.

Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and named one of America’s 20 most influential people in health care by Health Leaders magazine.


  • The increase in medical complexities and sophistication and the increase of hyper-specialisations and sub-specialisations.
  • The Crisis of Medical Appropriateness
  • We have the most medicalised generation in human history. At the same time we have the most sick
  • Revolutionising Medicine through the medical education system.
  • Medical error, if it were a disease, would rank as the third leading cause of disease in the United States.
  • Anti-microbial resistance is a public health crisis.
  • The medical system taking advantage of the elderly.
  • Healthy Skepticism & Trust.
  • The true heritage and purpose of hospitals and doctors.
  • Price Gouging Medicinal Services
  • Hospitals Suing Patients
  • Doctors Nudging Patients
  • Ask your doctor about their individual C-Section Rates
  • The importance of

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