Fixing American Healthcare

Overview

Richard N. Fogoros, MD, the popular DrRich of heartdisease.about.com, wants to fix the American healthcare system with your help. In Fixing American Healthcare, you'll learn about:

* Wonkonians, who want to regulate our way out of the mess we're in-and why that cannot work

* Gekkonians, who think the solution to our problems lies in maximizing profits-and why that cannot work

* the Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare and how we can use it to analyze any proposed solution and ...

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Overview

Richard N. Fogoros, MD, the popular DrRich of heartdisease.about.com, wants to fix the American healthcare system with your help. In Fixing American Healthcare, you'll learn about:

* Wonkonians, who want to regulate our way out of the mess we're in-and why that cannot work

* Gekkonians, who think the solution to our problems lies in maximizing profits-and why that cannot work

* the Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare and how we can use it to analyze any proposed solution and compare it with all other systems-simply and rationally

If you care about protecting yourself and your loved ones when you need healthcare . . .

If you want to work toward fixing the American healthcare system so it works for everyone . . .

If you are a healthcare worker, a patient, a politician, an entrepreneur, an economist . . .

If you are left of center, right of center, right smack in the middle . . .

STOP what you're doing and READ THIS BOOK. Find out how you can fight for the healthcare you need, and at the same time fight to FIX AMERICAN HEALTHCARE for everyone.

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What People Are Saying

David E. Williams
"Unlike others who dance around the topic or try to have it both ways, Fogoros doesn t shy away from embracing bold, unpopular ideas as cornerstones of his solution. Fogoros makes a compelling case that the problem with our current health care system is covert rationing, which has profound corrosive effects. Once the problem is laid out, Fogoros proposes a solution that encompasses open rationing and is characterized by six key principles, one of which is that healthcare coverage must be universal. Presidential candidates who advocate the same thing should study Fogoros s book to see how it might actually be done."--(David E. Williams, WorldHealthCareBlog.org)
Igor Greenwald
"The nuts and bolts of covert healthcare rationing are surgically exposed in a new book by Richard N. Fogoros. Fogoros is a former cardiologist who has authored textbooks, consults for companies developing new medical technologies, and hosts the heart disease information site at About.com. Now he's written a fine blueprint for radical health-care reform. Fixing American Healthcare is a survival guide every patient deserves."--(Igor Greenwald, Smartmoney.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979697906
  • Publisher: Publish or Perish DBS
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,365,851
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard N. Fogoros is a former professor of medicine who spent over 20 years as a full-time clinical cardiologist, medical researcher, teacher and author, as well as an occasional healthcare entrepreneur, amateur medical ethicist and, when absolutely unavoidable, patient. Since 2000 he has made his living consulting with biotech companies, and writing.

He is the author of popular introductory textbooks simplifying an arcane specialty (cardiac electrophysiology) for medical novices. For seven years he has covered heart disease and cardiology for the About.com network of websites. There "DrRich" has written hundreds of articles for the general reader aimed at simplifying complex and controversial topics in cardiology. Similarly, he now works to make the (intentionally) complex American healthcare system accessible to average citizens through his website (GUTHealthcare.com), his blog (CovertRationingBlog.com), and now, through Fixing American Healthcare
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Mary J. Shomon
Introduction
Part I – The Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare: An Overview
Chapter 1 – A Model of the Healthcare Universe
Chapter 2 – Why There's No Alternative to Rationing
Part II – The Corrosive Nature of Covert Rationing
Chapter 3 – An Introduction to Covert Rationing
Chapter 4 – Covert Rationing and Managed Care
Chapter 5 – Covert Rationing and the Regulators
Chapter 6 – Covert Rationing and Medical Science
Chapter 7 – Covert Rationing and End–of–Life Medicine
Part III – An American Solution to the Healthcare Crisis
Chapter 8 – Modeling an American Healthcare System
Chapter 9 – How to Ration Healthcare
Chapter 10 – Catalyzing a Reformation in Healthcare
Afterword by Delia Chiaramonte, MD
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