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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.

Political Spending At Trump Properties Plunges Sharply

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica

The number of federal political committees that have spent money in the first half of 2021 at Trump Organization properties has dropped dramatically from the same period two years ago, Federal Election Commission filings show. Those continuing to spend: a smaller circle of loyal supporters of former President Donald Trump and candidates jockeying for his favor in contested Republican primaries.

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