Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America
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Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America

by Ezekiel Emanuel, Victor Fuchs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586486624

ISBN-13: 9781586486624

Pub. Date: 05/26/2008

Publisher: PublicAffairs

America spends more than any other developed nation on healthcare—$2.1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our healthcare. By

Overview

America spends more than any other developed nation on healthcare—$2.1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our healthcare. By eliminating employer-healthcare and establishing an independent program to evaluate healthcare plans and insurance companies, he offers a no-nonsense guide to how government can institute private insurance options that will allow each of us a choice of doctor and plan.

With the rate of healthcare costs rapidly outpacing our gross domestic product, we can no longer afford to maintain our fragmented delivery of care, or entertain reforms that seek to patch, rather than cure, a fractured system. Accessible, straightforward, and revolutionary in its approach, Healthcare, Guaranteed is an inarguable guide to lasting healthcare reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586486624
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
05/26/2008
Pages:
219
Sales rank:
456,941
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Victor R. Fuchs     xi
Beyond Anecdotes     1
The Goals of Reform     15
History and Havoc: Diagnosis of the Problem     41
The Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan: A Comprehensive Cure     81
Band-Aids Are Not Enough     117
The Mistake of Mandates     137
Single-Payer Plans: An Outdated Solution for Modern Medicine     153
Opening the Door to Comprehensive Change: Will the System Get Better? When? How?     171
Further Reading     191
Acknowledgments     201
About the Author     203
Index     205

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