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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
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|Description:||viii, 369 pages ; 20 cm|
|Contents:||How American health care killed my father --
Island-speak. Eleven strange things we all believe about health care --
The hidden beast. The myth of affordable care --
The disconnect. The absence of consumers in health care --
The fallacy. Why we always think we need more health care --
The seduction. Forty-five years of Medicare --
The mirage of efficiency. Why the cost curve won't bend --
The tyranny of rules. Why everything is so complicated --
Last gasp. The ACA and the insurance fixation --
In search of balance. How should we pay for health care? --
Green shoots. Foundations of a better system --
Transition. Can we get there from here? --
Mae West didn't know health care --
Appendix 1. Unintended consequences --
Appendix 2. Déjà vu --
Appendix 3. Shifting the government's focus to better health.
"A visionary and completely original investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding insurance coverage will only make things worse, and how it can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system"--
- Medical care, Cost of -- United States.
- Health insurance -- United States.
- Health services accessibility -- United States.
- Medical errors -- United States.
- MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Insurance -- Health.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Policy.
- Health insurance.
- Health services accessibility.
- Medical care, Cost of.
- Medical errors.
- United States.