Jonathan Skinner on Health Care Costs, Technology, and Rising Mortality

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Technology and innovation usually mean higher quality and lower prices. Is health care different? Jonathan Skinner of Dartmouth College talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how technology and innovation affect the cost and efficacy of health care. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the rise in mortality among middle-age white males--a surprising reversal of trend--that has been linked to use of opioid painkillers.
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1:03:08
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 06:30:00 EST
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EconTalk: Russ Roberts
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