America spends twice as much on health care as other developed nations. On today’s show, a financial journalist argues we should be getting more for our money. Then, on Backstory, a look at how Starbucks went from being a small Seattle coffeehouse to having a store on every block. And Eliot Weinberger tells us about a new anthology of some of the world’s most important poets. Plus: a look at the challenges faced by three generations of Arab Christian women in one family.