Vivian Lee: Solving America's Health-Care Crisis

According to Dr. Vivian Lee, health care is killing our economy and, in many cases, killing us.

Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can’t get care when they need it. This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business.

Dr. Lee cuts to the heart of the health-care crisis and offers a blueprint that is both realistic and optimistic. She warns it may not be a quick fix, but she says her concrete action plan for reform―for employers and other payers, patients, clinicians, and policy makers―can reinvent health care, and create a less costly, more efficient, and healthier system for all.


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Vivian Lee

M.D., President, Health Platforms, Verily; Author, The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone; Twitter @vivianleemd

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In Conversation with Mark Zitter

Chair, The Zetema Project; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Twitter @markzitter