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Health Care Will Not Reform Itself: A User's Guide to Refocusing and Reforming American Health Care

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Health care reform is within our reach. According to George Halvorson, CEO of the nation's largest private health care plan, only by improving the intent, quality, and reach of services will we achieve a health system that is economically feasible into the future.

This year, Americans will spend 2.5 trillion for health services that are poorly coordinated, inconsistent, and
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Hardcover, 159 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Productivity Press
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Michelle
Jun 06, 2016 Michelle rated it it was ok
Shelves: health, economics, policy
Even in post-Affordable Care Act (I cave sometimes and call it "Obamacare") America, there is still much progress yet to be made in healthcare access and delivery. Let's not even mention the nasty political environment that the ACA and other reform efforts sit in, either. I had Health Care Will Not Reform Itself recommended to me by some well-meaning person who heard I was doing a Master of Public Health, and who thought it was revelatory. I can't agree that it's so mind-blowing - especially a f ...more
Judy Churchill
Apr 11, 2015 Judy Churchill rated it liked it
I was excited through the first two thirds of this book, but the last third was simply repetition. Halvorson has lived health care for thirty years and has a no nonsense, very practical approach to its reform. Set goals, integrate care and connect every provider so accurate care can be given. It is well worth the time to read.
Chris Schultz
Feb 21, 2015 Chris Schultz rated it it was amazing
Hands down the best book on what it will take to truly reform healthcare in America
Zach Kosky
Okay book, but written in a fairly disjointed way. When reading it, you have to remember that it is written by the CEO of a health insurance organization right before Healthcare reform was passed. The Healthcare reform legislates on increase in health insurance membership, so insurance companies benefit. So, there is a question of conflict of interest.

He also bravely addresses rising healthcare costs and points out that a large part of it is due to a shortage of healthcare workers. There are se
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Jeff Dieden
Mar 14, 2010 Jeff Dieden rated it liked it
Excellent review of the issues confronting health care reform from an experienced voice. Simple and understandable reading. The problem is in the solutions - the author's suggestions are as likely to be embraced as those frequently put forth in the national debate (i.e., unlikely). Not his fault, but still frustrating to the reader.
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Nov 24, 2012 Bologna_frog marked it as to-read
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It's on Bill Gates reading list. Not a bad place to look for worthwhile books to read.
James
May 28, 2010 James is currently reading it
So far a great introduction by the head of Kaiser to perhaps the biggest problem facing the US.
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