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Watch Money & Medicine on PBS. See more from Need To Know.

It’s often said that America doesn’t have a budget problem, we have a health care cost problem. Our health care system is the most expensive in the word, yet the results are often mediocre or worse, and as many as 40 million Americans live without health insurance.

According to a National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine study, as much as 30 cents on every dollar spent on health care is waste — $800 billion a year. So where is the waste, and how can we fix it?

That’s the question posed by the new PBS documentary Money and Medicine. You can watch the film in its entirety above.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

The late Sen. John McCain

I don't know Kyrsten Sinema, but I did know John McCain. Not at all intimately, to be sure, but just enough to say -- despite her pretensions and the fantasies of her flacks that she is the reincarnation of the war hero in a purple wig -- that Kyrsten Sinema is no John McCain.

Lately Sinema has advertised herself as a "maverick," by which she means that she flouts the positions and policies of her party's leadership, and is supposed to pair her with McCain, who sometimes strayed from the Republican party line. Her most notorious attempt at imitation occurred last year with a gesture on the Senate floor marking her vote against a minimum wage increase. Her coy mimicry of the admired war hero was synthetic, leaving an unpleasant odor in its wake. When McCain delivered his bold "thumbs down" on gutting Obamacare, he was protecting Arizona's working families – not betraying them.

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