Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America

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PublicAffairs, Feb 23, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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America spends more than any other developed nation on healthcare—$2.1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our healthcare. By eliminating employer-healthcare and establishing an independent program to evaluate healthcare plans and insurance companies, he offers a no-nonsense guide to how government can institute private insurance options that will allow each of us a choice of doctor and plan.

With the rate of healthcare costs rapidly outpacing our gross domestic product, we can no longer afford to maintain our fragmented delivery of care, or entertain reforms that seek to patch, rather than cure, a fractured system. Accessible, straightforward, and revolutionary in its approach, Healthcare, Guaranteed is an inarguable guide to lasting healthcare reform.

 

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Contents

The Goals of Reform
Diagnosis of the Problem
A Comprehensive
BandAids Are Not Enough
The Mistake of Mandates
An Outdated Solution for Modern Medicine
FURTHER READING
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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is the Chair of the Department of Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist. A visiting professor at the UCLA, John Hopkins Medical School, and Stanford Medical School, and the author of several books, he lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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