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Why health care is an economic Oz

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In this episode of ShiftShapers Podcast, we are privileged to welcome leading health care economist and thought leader Robert Graboyes, MSPA, Ph.D. Bob is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University where he examines the economics and dynamics of health care. His paper, “Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care” (link at is the starting point for our wide-ranging discussion about why health care lags behind other industries in innovation and the changes to come.

We begin our conversation by exploring why he once referred to health care as an “Economic Oz.” We touch on the implications of the ongoing left-right political struggle over the health care. For good measure, we also delve into the ancient paternalistic tradition of physicians, and how that has contributed to the fortress vs. frontier mentality.

Join us discover why Bob believes that health care has been unwilling or unable to take on disruptive innovation like many other industries today and what we can do in order to allow for these beneficial changes to happen. You won’t want to miss this interesting and informative discussion – or part 2 next week!

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