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Lives at Risk: Single-Payer National Health Insurance Around the World

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Virtually everyone agrees that our health care system needs reform. But what kind of reform? Some want a return to the system that prevailed in the 1950s. Others would like to see the adaptation of the government-run systems prevalent in other countries. The latter, national health insurance or single-payer health insurance, appears to be gaining ground in the United State ...more
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Published August 13th 2004 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Beth Haynes
Jan 12, 2010 Beth Haynes rated it really liked it
I am currently on a string of books on the subject of health care economics. Although the single payer plan is not currently being pushed, mandatory insurance will lead to the same changes in the end. I want to see what this book has to report about countries that have tried the single payer system.


Read this finally in preparation for a debate. Well written - makes excellent points against the claims of those who support single-payer health care. Relevant today in the era of the ACA - even thoug
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This is a great book for someone interested in natinal health care and health insurance.
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