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Single Payer and the Merry-Go-Round Of Money By tom weathers
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Moral Imperative - This little book is based on the premise that health care should be a right not just a commodity. It should be like fire protection, police protection, clean water and other... More > services provided by most “civilized” countries. It should be equally available to all citizens. It is a moral imperative. Underlying Theme - Despite the moral imperative, health care is being treated as a commodity. Not only does this create ethical dilemmas, it makes the system expensive and difficult to manage. Health care is not a classical market based system. Supply and demand functions need to be performed by a government mandated master market - typically called Single Payer - although it could be called Medicare. Parts The book has four parts. They are: 1. Merry-Go-Round 2. Single Payer 3. Insurance 4. History< Less
Your Healthcare Sucks By Paul Montgomery
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An examination of the current employer-based administration of healthcare benefits in the United States which is often held up as a model of excellence and efficiency that government cannot match. It... More > shows how even the vaunted employer-based system is riddled with flaws as it follows a person through their birth, childhood, adulthood, retirement, and death. Based on the author's own experience with benefits administration and analyzing the regrettable experiences he encountered in his work with healthcare consumers, Your Healthcare Sucks is an accurate indictment of the parlous state of the health benefits of even the best-off employees. It uses incidents from his own life to shed a light on the existence of the folks who provide your benefits administration. Whether you are concerned for your own health, the benefits of loved ones, or seeking to change the system of healthcare administration, this book is going to provide the information to help you secure lasting healthcare now and into the future.< Less
Your Healthcare Sucks By Paul Montgomery
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An examination of the current employer-based administration of healthcare benefits in the United States which is often held up as a model of excellence and efficiency that government cannot match. It... More > shows how even the vaunted employer-based system is riddled with flaws as it follows a person through their birth, childhood, adulthood, retirement, and death. Based on the author’s own experience with benefits administration and analyzing the regrettable experiences he encountered in his work with healthcare consumers, Your Healthcare Sucks is an accurate indictment of the parlous state of the health benefits of even the best-off employees. It uses incidents from his own life to shed a light on the existence of the folks who provide your benefits administration. Whether you are concerned for your own health, the benefits of loved ones, or seeking to change the system of healthcare administration, this book is going to provide the information to help you secure lasting healthcare now and into the future.< Less
Medical Care: Just and Equal By Gerald J. Brown, MD
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Medical Care Fair and Equal ponders why the U.S. health results are so dismal compared to other leading countries, when it spends relatively so much more? The United States exceeds other... More > industrialized nations in total health spending in 2001, 13.9%, Germany 10.7%, Canada 9.7%, France 9.5%, Sweden 8,5%, Japan (here for 2000) 7.6% , and United Kingdom 7.5%. The U.S. lags other industrialized nations in reducing infant mortality rates. In the year 2000 per 1,000 live births the U.S, had 6.9 deaths vs. Japan 3.2! The United States lags other industrialized nations in life expectancy at birth, the U.S 76.8 years vs. Japan 81.2 years. Large numbers of voters are looking for Universal Healthcare. Such desires are considered against the estimated cost of accumulating burdens that have soared from about $20 trillion to about $50 trillion. And the book considers enmeshed with Universal Healthcare: HMOs and PPOs; a single payer system; and also No-Fault Medical Compensation; and the 2008 election.< Less
From A Madman Only: A Rant and Modest Proposal on Health Care By Max G. Bernard
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The current essay on health care is the first of a planned occasional series of mad rants on political, economic, scientific, philosophical, historical, literary, and cinematic topics. The author... More > proposes a bold three step plan: 1. Criminalize private health insurance. 2. Provide free comprehensive health care to every human being in the U.S. without enrollment, co-pays, deductibles, exclusions, or premiums. 3. Pay for it all out of general tax revenue. The insurance industry's worst nightmare, way beyond the mild proposals of "public option" or even "single payer." The author proposes that we start from scratch and do it right!< Less