The Corporate Transformation of Health Care: Can the Public Interest Still Be Served?

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Springer Publishing Company, Sep 14, 2004 - Medical - 328 pages

The author explores how the corporate transformation of hospitals, HMOs, and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries has resulted in reduction in services, dangerous cost cutting, poor regulation, and corrupt research. He sheds light on the political lobbying and media manipulation that keeps the present system in place. Exposing the shortcomings of reform proposals that do little to alter the status quo, he makes a case for a workable single-payer system. This is an essential read for todayís practitioners, policy makers, healthcare analysts and providers, and all those concerned with the precarious state of Americaís under- and uninsured.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Growth of InvestorOwned Corporate Health Care
1
Contributions to the Soaring Costs of Health Care
17
How Health Care Corporations Defend and Promote Their Interests
143
Is Reform Possible?
223
Appendix 1 The United States National Health Insurance Act HR 676
289
Appendix 2 Potential Administrative Savings by State 2003 Achievable with a SinglePayer National Health Insurance Program
292
Index
293
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