caduceus laying on pile of monetary bills “A network is both the arsonist and the firefighter. It creates the problem that it is there to solve,” says Dr. Marty Makary. (Photo: Bigstock)

Dr. Marty Makary and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins University frequently discuss emerging trends in health care and how they can stay ahead of the curve. They have no doubt about what is driving today’s soaring cost of care.

“Currently, we are focused on health care costs or what we call the medical pricing crisis,” said Makary, who also is a health care futurist and bestselling author. “When we think of the next wave of issues facing everyday American workers, we are united in our faculty discussions that the No. 1 concern we have is monopoly power and monopoly pricing within health care. This is about to emerge as the No. 1 issue in the United States.”

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