160 pages. With tables, reading list, and footnotes.
Dr. Fisher provides the reader an in-depth understanding of how we got into this controversial, overly expensive, exceedingly complex and bureaucratic healthcare system and ends with a comprehensive solution delivering the promise of personalized care for all at far less cost.
This manuscript was written with a historical perspective so that the reader will gain a clear understanding of the misconceptions and accidents of history that have led to our present dysfunctional and contentious system of healthcare. To most Americans healthcare is a confusing maze of inefficient complexity. Dr. Fisher explains how this happened and what we should do about it. The reader will learn how the scientific method, one of man’s greatest achievements, led to modern medicine and the development of the profession. With the goal that everyone in the United States has access to affordable comprehensive care, we must understand the forces at work preventing us from achieving this elusive outcome. It is the author’s intention that an informed populous will help guide our nation to a more individual-oriented system while consuming fewer resources.
Our third party dominated price-fixed, pre-paid healthcare system is failing us. It consumes too many resources, keeping our nation from adequately funding other areas of importance, along with leaving many without coverage. The solution is an enlightened tax policy so that everyone has a health savings account growing over time, along with a high deductible insurance plan which would empower all of us to control our own healthcare spending and ensure universal access.
|Publisher:||Freedom in Health Care|
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About the Author
Dr. Fisher has been the program director for two internal medicine residencies and two nephrology fellowships and has published several scientific papers on nephrology along with many articles and a chapter regarding health policy. Dr. Fisher was also a consultant nephrologist in Kalamazoo MI and the Medical Director for the Free Clinic in Kalamazoo from 2007 till its closing in 2010. He is the author of "In Defiance of Death: Exposing the Real Costs of End-of-Life Care", Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, 2008, and "The Ten Questions Walter Cronkite Would Have Asked About Health Care Reform", (2011) a free e-book available at: http://www.free-ebooks.net/ebook/The-Ten-Questions-Walter-Cronkite-Would-Have-Asked-About-Health-Care-Reform.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Modern Science and the Value of the Common Man
Chapter 2: Foundations of Modern Medicine: Advances in the 19th Century
Chapter 3: Early Years of U.S. Medicine & Founding the American Medical Association
Chapter 4: The Journey of the "Regulars" to Control Medical Practice Through Licensure
Chapter 5: Major AMA Accomplishments Early 20th Century
Chapter 6: Issues of Access & Insurance 1913-1964: the AMA Fails to Lead
Chapter 7: AMA's Greatest Fear: Government Controlled Bureaucratic Medicine Comes to Fruition
Chapter 8: The Ill-Fated 1997 Medicare Physician Payment Adjustment, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)
Chapter 9: Misguided Good Intensions, the HITECH Act and the PPACA
Chapter 10: The Next Step - a voluntary solution - Freedom in Healthcare