The Platinum Patients

Each year, 1 in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical five percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation's health care spending crisis.

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Therapy for Everybody

In Appalachia, a primary-care clinic offers quick bursts of psychotherapy on the spot.