Watch GPS Special: Saving Health Care
March 16th, 2012
05:58 PM ET

Watch GPS Special: Saving Health Care

By Fareed Zakaria, CNN

America's health care system is broken. Our healthy life expectancy, the standard measurement, ranks only 29th in the world - behind Slovenia. Our infant mortality rate ranks 30th - more than twice that of Sweden and Japan. And for this sub-par care, we pay more than any other nation in the world. Almost one out of every five dollars spent in America is spent on health care.

Can it be fixed? How?

This Sunday at 8pm and 11pm ET/PT I'll explore these questions with a GPS Special: Global Lessons - The GPS Road Map for Saving Heath Care. This is the the first in a series of four GPS “Global Lessons” specials. The special will run again Saturday, March 24th, at 8pm and 11pm ET/PT. It will air on CNN International on Saturday, March 24 at 9:00pm ET.

The health care special will take you around the world to show you how other nations manage their health care. We'll learn lessons from Britain, Switzerland and Taiwan. I'll show you just how expensive U.S. health care can be - for comparatively low-quality returns. And finally, I'll share my own thoughts on what we need to do to fix our system. Be sure to tune in. You can also join a live discussion on twitter during the special using the hashtag #SavingHealthCare.

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