Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care

Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care

by David A. Hyman, Charles Silver


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944424763
Publisher: Cato Institute
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 214,544
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David A. Hyman is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, where he directs the Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy. Hyman has been a member of the American Law Institute since 2000 and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Law & Medicine.

Charles Silver holds the Roy W. and Eugenia C. McDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure at the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Foreword xix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Misdiagnosis: The Problems Obamacare Should Have Fixed 23

Chapter 1 Patent Nonsense 25

Chapter 2 No Limits 53

Chapter 3 Vial Misdeeds 71

Chapter 4 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 89

Chapter 5 Money Matters 105

Chapter 6 Integrity 117

Chapter 7 Providers and Politicians 139

Chapter 8 Payment-Induced Epidemics 153

Chapter 9 Out of Network, Out of Luck 173

Chapter 10 Making a Killing on the Terminally III 193

Chapter 11 My Doctor, My Drug Dealer 213

Chapter 12 Whac-a-Mole 225

Chapter 13 Bad Business 245

Chapter 14 An Offer You Can't Refuse 261

Part 2 Mistreatment: Why Obamacare Failed and What Will Succeed 273

Chapter 15 Health Care Is Expensive Because It's Insured 279

Chapter 16 Blind Alleys and Lost Causes 297

Chapter 17 The Retail Sector Will Save Us-If We Let It 315

Chapter 18 Bargains Galore in Bangalore 341

Chapter 19 Prizes, Not Patents 357

Chapter 20 Playing Whac-a-Mole to Win 371

Chapter 21 Catastrophic Coverage Is Good Coverage 387

Chapter 22 Morality and Health Care 407

Conclusion 431

Notes 437

Index 545

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