Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone

Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone

by Phillip Longman
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Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone by Phillip Longman

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Phillip Longman tells the amazing story of the turnaround of the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system from a dysfunctional, scandal-prone bureaucracy into the benchmark for high-quality medicine in the United States. Best Care Anywhere shows that vast swaths of what we think we know about health, health care, and medical economics are just plain wrong. And the book demonstrates how this extraordinarily cost-effective model, which has proven to be highly popular with veterans, can be made available to everyone. New to this edition is an analysis of how the shortcomings of both so-called Obamacare and Republican plans to privatize Medicare reinforce the need for applying the lessons of the VA. Also included are completely updated statistics and research, as well as examples of how the private sector is already beginning to learn from the VA’s example.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609945824
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Series: BK Currents
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,053,444
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Phillip Longman is a senior fellow at the Washington Monthly and the New America Foundation. His work on health-care reform is informed by his experience of losing his first wife, Robin, to breast cancer and is widely followed around the world.

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Best Care Anywhere 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Feldmanarf More than 1 year ago
Easy Read. Very informative look at our care for our Veterans. More people should read and learn about health care for our nation.
OldArmy More than 1 year ago
Excellent book about how the employees of the DVA medical system created a top-of-the-line health care system in spite of the bosses at the top. After employees began developing the system, finally the DVA gets a boss who notices the great trend and supports it. If you think government cannot do anything right, read this book. Informative and still a "feel good" book.