Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System / Edition 1by J. D. Kleinke
Pub. Date: 10/28/2001
Health care in the US is a $1.4 trillion per year fiasco. The imposition of the nation's employers, major insurance companies, investment bankers, insurance brokers, and countless other corporate middlemen into the financing and delivery of medicine aggravates rather than resolves the fundamental structural problems that cripple the US health care system and doom
Health care in the US is a $1.4 trillion per year fiasco. The imposition of the nation's employers, major insurance companies, investment bankers, insurance brokers, and countless other corporate middlemen into the financing and delivery of medicine aggravates rather than resolves the fundamental structural problems that cripple the US health care system and doom the market's ability to fix it. Managed care is the clearest proof of the essential market failures that characterize medical care in the US. This book attempts to answer questions such as: - who's in charge of America's health care system? - how does manage care work and not work? - how have hospitals become so complex? - what are the prospects for reform? - does the internet change anything?
Table of Contents
About the Author.
1. Wars, Strikes, Riots, and Acts of Congress.
The Accidental Patient.
The Accidental Provider.
Is There a Doctor in the Corporation?
A MedicalChicken in Every Pot?
I m from the Government, andI m Here to Audit You.
Back Alleys and IntegratedCare Systems.
Chocolate and Vanilla Politics.
2. Playing with the Boss s Money.
Ten Thousand Little Health Care Systems.
Life in theData Mines.
Stuck inFifty Catatonic States.
Toward a New Federalism?
Who Benefits from the Proliferation of Benefit Plans?
3. The HMO Will See You Now.
Diagnosis: Organizational Multiple Personality Disorder.
Data Speak Louder Than TV Ads.
MCO MultiplePersonality Disorder, Deconstructed.
Who Buys anOunce of Prevention?
You Get What You Pay For.
4. The Health Care Jobs Program.
The Managed Care Jobs Program.
Life on the HospitalChain Gang.
Old South, New South.
5. Chaos in the Clinic.
Having a Bad O Hare Day.
From Here to Infinity.
Why It Is Called Medical Practice .
My Data Can BeatUp Your Data.
From Infinity Back to Here.
Nightmare on Wall Street.
A Fix for Health Care sPermanent Love Triangle?
Is There a Doctor in theCorporation.com?
Whose Preferred Provider?
Open Your E-mail and Say Ah .
Nightmare on WallStreet: The Remake.
7. A System for the Uninsured.
A Not-for-Profit Hospital by Any Other Name.
Waitingfor Godot s Reform Plan.
8. A Simple Plan.
My Tax Break Is Your Tax Break.
ERISA (or SomethingLike It) for All.
The Benefits of Standard Benefits.
9. Personal Effects.
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