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Health care meltdown : confronting the myths and fixing our failing system

Author: Robert H LeBow; C Rocky White
Publisher: Chambersburg, Pa. : Alan C. Hood & Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"In the 5 years since the proginal publication of [this book], health care in this country has descended further into chaos and inequality. In this revised edition, Dr. Rocky White has updated relevant statistics and added new material."--Cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H LeBow; C Rocky White
ISBN: 0911469303 9780911469301
OCLC Number: 126230352
Description: xxiv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: confronting the myths: can America halt the slide toward health care meltdown? --
Myths, misinformation, and the pursuit of profit --
America's health care: the monster we have created --
Monster II: perverse incentives lead to bizarre outcomes --
Delayed care: rationing American style --
Jumping hoops for the uninsured: caring for patients at a Community Health Center --
Squeezing the patient: co-pays and deductibles --
Religion and health care reform: social justice and the American way --
Public health: we're all on this planet together --
Blaming the victim: a bad rap for Medicare --
We don't want a health care system like they have in those foreign countries --
The price of health: how much should we Americans be spending on health care? --
Don Quixote vs. the establishment: can the medical-industrial complex be toppled? --
In search of a "uniquely American" solution to health care for all --
Grassroots for health care for all: what can Americans do to claim a right to health care? --
National health insurance or Medicare for all: a reality in our lifetime? --
"Single payer will not fly": a response --
Needed for affordable and effective health care reform in America: a paradigm shift for prevention --
Beyond universal coverage --
Conclusion: the fox and the henhouse.
Responsibility: Robert H. LeBow ; foreword and new chapters by C. Rocky White.
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"In the 5 years since the proginal publication of [this book], health care in this country has descended further into chaos and inequality. In this revised edition, Dr. Rocky White has updated relevant statistics and added new material."--Cover.

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