Code Blue: Health Care in Crisis

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Regnery Gateway, Jan 1, 1993 - Health & Fitness - 278 pages
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"Health Care costs are spiraling out of control while government officials grope for solutions. But can government solve the country's health care problems? And can America preserve prompt, quality care with a socialized system where Canada and Great Britain have failed? Dr. Edward Annis says no! In Code Blue: Health Care in Crisis, he champions the fight to head off government intrusion between doctor and patient and dispels the myth that a "managed" health care system would solve America's problems." "What the press doesn't tell the public - but Dr. Annis does - is that the problems in health care have a "Made in Washington" label. Health care is the most over-regulated industry in America. Doctors and hospitals that deliver health care are strangled by senseless paperwork counter-productive bureaucracy, an abusive civil court system, and price controls that are actually driving prices up. What we call a health care crisis in America is actually a crisis in government. To correct the problem we need less government, not more, and Dr. Annis prescribes a solution to eliminate government interference in the health care industry" "Code Blue shows how the politically biased news media have skewed statistics to convince the public that Americans pay a higher price for inferior health care than other Western nations. In fact, Dr. Annis shows that Americans enjoy the best medical care the world has ever known and that socialist systems control costs by denying medical services to some, by delaying medical services to many, and by stifling research and innovation. The average wait in some regions of Canada for a simple mammography, a test that is vital in exposing the presence of cancer, is two and a half months. In the United States, there is no wait." "Dr. Annis does more than chronicle the ills of the current system. He offers a comprehensive free market alternative to the health care system that would restore the traditional doctor/patient relationship, make health care affordable to working Americans, and expand services to the medically indigent."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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