Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis

Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis

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by John C. Goodman
     
 

A no-nonsense approach to health care, this book takes the Affordable Care Act to task and rejects Barack Obamas vision. Arguing that the United States should create a market for sick people, in which health plans vigorously compete to solve the problems of diabetics, asthmatics, heart patients, cancer patients, and others with high expected health care costs, this

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A no-nonsense approach to health care, this book takes the Affordable Care Act to task and rejects Barack Obamas vision. Arguing that the United States should create a market for sick people, in which health plans vigorously compete to solve the problems of diabetics, asthmatics, heart patients, cancer patients, and others with high expected health care costs, this book maintains that every example of a center of excellence—producing high-quality, low-cost care—originated from the supply side of the market, not the demand side. With practical advice on how typical employers can cut employee health costs in half, this handbook also examines a variety of health-related topics, including malpractice, insurance reform, and the institution of a privatized Medicare program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598130836
Publisher:
Independent Institute, The
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,366,002
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

1 Introduction 1

Part I Why We Are Trapped

2 How Healthcare Is Different 13

3 Why People Disagree About Health Policy 39

Part II The Consequences of Being Trapped

4 What Being Trapped Means to You 55

5 Why Do We Spend So Much on Healthcare? 67

6 Why Is There a Problem with Quality? 95

7 Why Is There a Problem with Access to Care? 107

8 Why Can't You Buy Real Health Insurance? 123

Part III Letting People Out of the Trap

9 Empowering Patients 143

10 Liberating Institutions 158

11 Designing Ideal Health Insurance 171

12 Solving the Problem of Patient Safety 189

13 The Do-No-Harm Approach to Public Policy 201

Part IV Letting Government Out of the Trap

14 Reforming Medicare 221

15 Reforming Medicaid 244

16 Understanding the New Healthcare Law 257

17 What Most Needs Repealing and Replacing in the New Healthcare Law 287

18 Conclusion 309

Notes 315

Index 355

About the Author 371

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