Chronic Crisis: Critical Care for America's Collapsing Healthcare System

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Acacia Publishing, Sep 1, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 196 pages
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The United States healthcare system leaks lives and dollars like a sieve. It neglects the needy and the poor. It is immoral. It is expensive. It is inefficient. It is, quite simply, broken.Dr. Selvoy Fillerup is an expert on international healthcare policy. As such, he has a uniquely informed perspective on why healthcare systems of other countries work, and why the US healthcare system does not. Chronic Crisis is straightforward, accessible, and direct to the point about one of the hottest political topics of our time. Explicitly nonpartisan, Dr. Fillerup offers a fresh look and reasonable solutions for this growing domestic crisis. Concerned Americans cannot afford to neglect this book! "Practical, sensitive, sensible, attainable - and most critical to all citizens if we are ever to avoid a total meltdown of our healthcare systems in the United States." -Senator Alan K Simpson, Retired (WY) "This book has something new. These ideas deserve airing and attention." -John McDonough, PhD, Healthcare for All
 

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Contents

Bleeding Out
1
Lofty Goals
7
Policy What Goes In and What Comes Out
19
A Variety of Models
29
Balance Balance Balance
49
Things Your Economist Assumes You Already Know
63
The Experiment
83
This Looks Doable
95
Show Me the Revenue Curve
111
Sorry Mister you cant get there from here
123
Secondary Benefits
131
Keep It Simple
141
And the Winners Are
159
Appendix
167
Reference List
181
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Selvoy Fillerup is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. His area of particular interest is universal healthcare policy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Fillerup is a practicing otolaryngologist in Mesa, Arizona. He previously served on the faculty at the Denver VA Medical Center and held positions as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at UCD-HSC where he taught International Health. Dr. Fillerup serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Center for Health Care Policy Research and Analysis.

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