Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis
""Play or pay" government schemes and full-blown national health insurance would only aggravate the worst problems of the current system. Patient Power demonstrates that market-oriented reform is the only way out of the mess. It is the comprehensive survey of health care."--BOOK JACKET.
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Using the Agenda to Solve Problems
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