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Priceless Curing the Healthcare Crisis

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ISBN-10: 1598130838

ISBN-13: 9781598130836

Edition: 2012

Authors: John C. Goodman

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A no-nonsense approach to health care, this book takes the Affordable Care Act to task and rejects Barack Obama’s 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…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Independent Institute, The
Publication date: 6/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 8.00" wide x 5.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Why We Are Trapped
How Healthcare Is Different
Why People Disagree About Health Policy
The Consequences of Being Trapped
What Being Trapped Means to You
Why Do We Spend So Much on Healthcare?
Why Is There a Problem with Quality?
Why Is There a Problem with Access to Care?
Why Can't You Buy Real Health Insurance?
Letting People Out of the Trap
Empowering Patients
Liberating Institutions
Designing Ideal Health Insurance
Solving the Problem of Patient Safety
The Do-No-Harm Approach to Public Policy
Letting Government Out of the Trap
Reforming Medicare
Reforming Medicaid
Understanding the New Healthcare Law
What Most Needs Repealing and Replacing in the New Healthcare Law
Conclusion
Notes
Index
About the Author