Medical experts say more spending on health care neededby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — A group of national medical experts say the U.S. needs to spend more on health care.
A panel from the Institute of Medicine issued a report showing that despite spending more on health care per person than other industrial nations, the U.S. has lower life-expectancy rates and performs worse in other areas that measure overall public health.
In the report released Tuesday, the panel recommended more health care funding and suggests a tax on certain health care transactions to raise revenue.
George Isham, a Senior Advisor at HealthPartners & Senior Fellow at Health Partners Research Foundation in Bloomington, serves on the Institute of Medicine panel and speaks with MPR News.
- All Things Considered, 04/11/2012, 4:50 p.m.