Transcript of podcast interview with Arnold Relman, M.D. author of A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Healthcare
Q: Two decades ago, you coined the term “medical industrial complex.” What did you mean by that?
A: I meant an organization of health care institutions and health insurance companies that were controlled largely by considerations of profit and were owned by investors. I meant that the healthcare system in this country was changing from a social service, which it had always been, to a profit‐making industry.