The business approach to health care in the United States has led to wasteful marketing campaigns, counterproductive competition, and dubious financial ties between industry and academic research. The U.S. health-care system should be overhauled so that decisions are made to improve health, not the bottom lines of corporate enterprises.

James P. Whalen is a medical doctor and a freelance medical writer living in Oak Park, Illinois.
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