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In 2003, economist Helene Jorgensen was bitten by a tick and thus began her new, unpaid, and full-time job—sojourner through the U.S. health care system. Her five-year odyssey reveals the many inefficiencies and irrationalities that both characterize the system and put lives at risk. In Sick and Tired, Jorgensen takes a closer look at the institutional failures at every stage of the health care system, including diagnosis, treatment, insurance, and prescriptions. In her book, she offers practical guidelines for everyone on how to save money on health care costs, and how to get higher quality care from a broken system. (more…)