An American Sickness

An American Sickness
Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-04-11
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780698407183

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A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries—the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform. An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.

What The U S Healthcare System Doesn t Want You To Know Why And How You Can Do Something About It Black White Version

What The U S  Healthcare System Doesn t Want You To Know  Why  And How You Can Do Something About It  Black   White Version
Author: Kat Lahr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2019-11-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1733468528

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Consumers of healthcare are conditioned to be uninformed and misguided. Why? Well, the United States healthcare system - health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, specialists, and others - is assembled to keep you sick. They don't want you to know this because it's making them very rich.In fact, we are the only developed nation in the world that allows the health industry to profit, maintaining incentives for providers to keep us sick. This status quo is kept alive by keeping Americans uninformed. We have been conditioned to not know the inner workings of our healthcare system, and as a result, are powerless.Yet we can, and should, do something about it. As a form of public service to the uninformed health consumer, which studies show to be 90% of Americans, this powerful and one-of-a-kind expose provides the data and facts from reputable sources to support these bold conclusions and urges readers to make their own!So, what does the U.S healthcare system not want you to know? You are invited to become informed.

Which Country Has the World s Best Health Care

Which Country Has the World s Best Health Care
Author: Ezekiel J. Emanuel
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-06-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781541797727

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The preeminent doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel is repeatedly asked one question: Which country has the best healthcare? He set off to find an answer. The US spends more than any other nation, nearly $4 trillion, on healthcare. Yet, for all that expense, the US is not ranked #1 -- not even close. In Which Country Has the World's Best Healthcare? Ezekiel Emanuel profiles eleven of the world's healthcare systems in pursuit of the best or at least where excellence can be found. Using a unique comparative structure, the book allows healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers alike to know which systems perform well, and why, and which face endemic problems. From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, the most inventive healthcare providers tackle a global set of challenges -- in pursuit of the best healthcare in the world.

63 Documents the Government Doesn t Want You to Read

63 Documents the Government Doesn t Want You to Read
Author: Jesse Ventura,Dick Russell
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2012-04-02
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781616085711

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Analyzes a series of public domain documents which demonstrate how the government has misled the public, engaging in deception about the objectives and scope of some of its programs and perpetuating wasteful spending and harmful cover-ups.

What The U S Healthcare System Doesn t Want You To Know Why And How You Can Do Something About It Color Version

What The U S  Healthcare System Doesn t Want You To Know  Why  And How You Can Do Something About It  Color Version
Author: Kat Lahr
Publsiher: To Err Is Healthcare
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-11-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1733468544

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Consumers of healthcare are conditioned to be uninformed and misguided. Why? Well, the United States healthcare system is assembled to keep you sick. They don't want you to know this because it's making them very rich.

Ending Medical Reversal

Ending Medical Reversal
Author: Vinayak K. Prasad,Adam S. Cifu
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-05-14
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781421429045

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They outline a comprehensive plan to reform medical education, research funding and protocols, and the process for approving new drugs that will ensure that more of what gets done in doctors' offices and hospitals is truly effective.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2017-06-26
Genre: Law
ISBN: PURD:32754085105462

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In Lies We Trust

In Lies We Trust
Author: Ed Brodow
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781682612040

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What politicians and the media don't want you to know. Millions of Americans at both ends of the political spectrum are angry and fed up with being lied to by politicians and the media. The emergence of “outsider” presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is proof that people are sick and tired of Washington’s culture of deception. Thumbing his nose at political correctness, negotiation expert and political commentator Ed Brodow exposes the outrageous lies that have been disseminated about the most important issues of our time. He tells the uncensored truth about the threat of Islamic extremism, global warming, the welfare entitlement system, Obamacare, racial tension and other important things that our elected representatives don’t want you to know. If you vote in national elections, the candor of In Lies We Trust will help you make decisions based on facts instead of misinformation.