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Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care

Priced Out was never finished by its author. The book was completed by Uwe Reinhardt’s wife Tsung Mai-Cheng (a habitual co-author of Reinhardt’s and celebrated healthcare economist in her own right) and published posthumously. It is burdened, in my view, by having three forewords instead of one: two fawning / mourning introductions by Paul Krugman […]

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MEDICARE FOR THE LAZY MAN: Simplest & Easiest Guide Ever!

This book is an excellent, short, and clear read. Starts with clearly defining terms, for example, “Part” vs “Plan”. Then it focuses on what you need to know about the author’s recommended approach to medicare and covers pros and cons. Also points out that there’s really only one irrecoverable mistake you can make with Medicare, […]

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Butchered by “Healthcare”: What to Do About Doctors, Big Pharma, and Corrupt Government Ruining Your Health and Medical Care

Cheers for this important “second opinion” counterbalance to the mainstream notion that modern medicine should be trusted implicitly. Dr. Yoho not only offers personal insights from his long and successful surgical carreer, but brings extensive supportive evidence to bolster his arguments regarding the need for caution as a health care consumer. As a Midwestern, board […]

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An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

An American Sickness is a gripping, fast paced and revolting dive from 50,000 feet above into the morass of what passes for healthcare in the USA. Patients are barely tolerated in a system optimized to pass money from bank accounts to providers. The industry is mean, nasty and greedy, with worse results than comparable nations […]

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The Health Care Handbook: A Clear & Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System (A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System)

Wow. What a great read! I am new to the healthcare sector in my position as a treasury management consultant for an international bank. This book gave me a fantastic backdrop to the industry, from how providers are organized to how this multi-trillion dollar financial engine runs (and the many pitfalls related thereto.) Like the […]

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The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It

Dr. Makary is a surgeon and teacher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health. I can’t imagine anyone not coming away from this book without a deeper understanding of the health care business and why it costs so much. Here are some of the problems and a few solutions that stood out for me: Price […]

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The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

A superb book. T.R. Reid is a journalist who has an excellent writing style. He identifies and examines all of the various types of health care systems in the world–Single Payer, which we are hearing so much about today and which our Medicare system is; the Bismarck Model of private (NON PROFIT) insurance companies; the […]