12/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Health Care Execs: US System Inefficient, Wasteful, Even Dangerous

Talk to the chief executives of America's preeminent health-care institutions, and you might be surprised by what you hear: When it comes to medical care, the United States isn't getting its money's worth. Not even close.

"We're not getting what we pay for," says Denis Cortese, president and chief executive of the Mayo Clinic. "It's just that simple."

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