Health Care Will Not Reform Itself: A User's Guide to Refocusing and Reforming American Health Care
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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...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published May 27th 2009 by Productivity Press
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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...more
Jeff Dieden
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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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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