The 2nd Most Expensive Health Care In America Is In McAllen, Texas

The Cost Conundrum

What a Texas town can teach us about health care.

by Atul Gawande

It is spring in McAllen, Texas. The morning sun is warm. The streets are lined with palm trees and pickup trucks. McAllen is in Hidalgo County, which has the lowest household income in the country, but it’s a border town, and a thriving foreign-trade zone has kept the unemployment rate below ten per cent. McAllen calls itself the Square Dance Capital of the World. “Lonesome Dove” was set around here…Read More

CNN Reports On The 2nd Most Expensive Health Care In America In McAllen, Texas – 09/17/09

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