Complexity in Our Health Care System is the Enemy of Access and Affordability

In this JAMA Health Forum column, KFF’s Drew Altman and Larry Levitt examine how the complexity of the health care system  – with all of its red tape – can be as big a problem for patients as the traditional big three problems of costs, quality and access, and makes those problems worse. The column also explores how simplifying the system not only could ease patients’ frustrations but also help to address those other challenges.