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Dollars and Sense: UT trying to solve hidden problem in healthcare

June 05, 2019 / John Dabkovich

USTIN (KXAN) The debate over solving the healthcare crisis in America usually focuses on insurance companies and prescription drug makers.  Not much attention is given to the doctors who order tests, prescribe drugs and perform procedures.Last year, Americans spent $3.65 trillion on healthcare. Dr. Christopher Moriates from the UT Dell Medical School estimates a third of that spending, went to tests, procedures, and prescriptions that werent needed.