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Uproot U.S. Health Care: To Reform Health Care

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The “sickness” of our healthcare system affects everyone in our country. Washington cannot fix this broken system. Tweaking what we now have will not make it work. Only the public can fix healthcare. Uproot U.S. Healthcare is written for the average reader. It shows the root causes of healthcare system sickness, why prior attempts to fix it have failed, why recent healthca ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published April 22nd 2010 by ADM Books (first published February 11th 2010)
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Deane Waldman, MD MBA
For individuals who wish to have a better understanding of healthcare, Uproot U.S. Healthcare, by Deane Waldman, M.D., MBA, is an excellent resource. The book is an eye-opener—explaining what the public can do to get the health care they need. I found it interesting that approximately two-thirds of the book relates the root causes of a broken healthcare system while the latter one-third addresses how to fix it. This is logical since the author depicts our healthcare system as a sick patient, an ...more
Jan 08, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of non-fiction
I received this book for free through Goodreads giveaways and it certainly met my expectations. I thought it would be a well-researched and thoughtful look at the U.S. Healthcare industry and the government regulations that control it. The book isn't very long, but it's rather readable; I was actually surprised that there weren't more words that I didn't already know. It comes across as didactic and dry in a few places, but less so than I anticipated.

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Emily (Heinlen) Davis
It is obvious that this book was written for the layperson, but I still found it difficult to follow. It appears to be well-researched, but the entire healthcare system is almost too big to cover, explain and provide solutions for in one book. It might be useful for a college course discussing the healthcare system, but I'm not sure I would recommend it for someone who just wants to know what's wrong with the healthcare system as a whole.
Deane Waldman
May 10, 2011 Deane Waldman added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Everyone needs to read this book. It provides a basis for effective national dialogue and that, believe it or not, is the first step to curing healthcare. Until we agree on principles, we cannot create a system that works.
I had to give up about 25 pages into this book. It was not written for the average person to read. It reads like a college textbook and is very dry. I'm sure a different audience was intended for this.
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Healthcare dialogue should include Spanish speakers 1 1 Feb 18, 2011 11:47AM  
Deane Waldman gives talks, hosts a Newsletter, and writes books solely to practice good medicine on a critically ill patient whose name is ... Healthcare.

Deane's education and training were at: Yale, Chicago Med (MD), Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, Harvard, and Anderson Schools (MBA). Deane has published over 400 articles and three books. He has been Chief of Cardiology at San Diego Children's Hospita
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