A Challenge To Dartmouth Atlas' Claims Of Wasteful Health Care Spending

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports on Dr. Richard Cooper's contrarian views. "Cooper, a 73-year-old University of Pennsylvania medical school professor, ...  denounced as 'malarkey' a reigning premise of the health care debate -- that one-third of the nation's $2.5 trillion in annual health spending is unnecessary -- and said that the idea came from 'a bunch of clowns' (11/16). This story was produced in collaboration with The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the entire article. Rau also details the reaction to Cooper's challenge (11/16).

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