How much of our medical research is being spent on creating newer, more efficient and streamlined models of healthcare delivery combined with new models of healthcare payment? How much money is being spent on creating microcosms/test markets for innovative healthcare systems on a micro-level?
The NIH invests over $30.5 billion annually in medical research for the American people.
As of 2009, the United States government is spending about $1 trillion annually on defense-related purposes, $80B of that is on R&D.
The military has billions upon billions to spend exploring new weapons for killing people. I’d say a heck of a lot of this money is spent on failed projects. This is how we need to think of inventing new ways to deliver healthcare in America…in the same fashion and with the same resources our government thinks of inventing new ways to kill people.