Sick and Tired: How America's Health Care system Fails Its Patients

Sick and Tired: How America's Health Care system Fails Its Patients

by Helene Jorgensen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982417119
Publisher: PoliPointPress, LLC
Publication date: 03/08/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Now recovering from Lyme disease, Helene Jorgensen has worked as a labor economist for the Center of Economic and Policy Research and the Public Policy Department of the AFL-CIO. She has a Ph.D. in economics from American University and an M.S. in environmental science and policy from George Mason University. 

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures ix

Boxes xi

Author's Note xiii

1 Paradise Valley 1

2 Health Insurance Industry: Diagnosis 11

3 Doctors: Medical Opinion 33

4 Drugs: Quantity Override 59

5 Hospitals: Standby Surgery 83

6 Laboratories: Blood Suckers 107

7 Lyme Disease: Two Standards of Care 129

8 Health Care Reform: Recovery 149

Epilogue 165

Acknowledgments 169

Appendix 171

References 173

Notes 187

Index 199

About the Author 205

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