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5 things U.S. government can do to fix our broken healthcare system


There’s no denying that America’s healthcare system is broken. The United States spends three times more per person on medical expenses than the average developed country does, and yet our life expectancy is lower and costs for the patients are higher. What’s more, we have no cost transparency, poor access to care, glaring inequity in treatment, and mediocre outcomes.

There’s no easy way out of this mess, even with the massive amounts of innovation being driven by the private sector, adoption is moving far too slow. While discouraging, the landscape isn’t hopeless, with forward-thinking legislation and increased pressure from the public, we can begin to fix the system.

Bill Martin, the Global Therapeutic Area Head of Neuroscience at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, shared some of the promising developments in the neuroscience space, such as the rise of neuro-immunology and the industry’s embrace of digital health tools to support drug development in a recent interview.

Here are five relatively simple things the government can do now to get U.S. healthcare on the right track:

1. Reimburse telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person care. At the onset of the pandemic, CMS expanded telehealth reimbursements to beneficiaries across the […]

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