Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis
A much-needed and hard-hitting plan, from one of the great Democratic minds of our time, to reform Americaâ€™s broken health-care system.
Undoubtedly, the biggest domestic policy issue in the coming years will be Americaâ€™s health-care system. Millions of Americans go without medical care because they canâ€™t afford it, and many others are mired in debt because they
Like others have said, his policy recommendations are sort of weak. A we ...more
This is a quick read, but very informative. It of course opens with the obligatory heartwrenching stories about how our current system of health care delivery absolutely fails in various circumstances, and which rightly strike fear into your heart when you realize that but for the grace of God go you and your family. It includes a very useful history of a ...more
Starting with Daschle’s assessment of the prospects for health care reform, he cites several barriers, which still obtain.
• Health insurance as it is now struc ...more
Daschle starts off by rattling off statistic after tragedy after heartbreaking story of how American healthcare is unreliable, not comprehensive, and hugely over priced. He really drives home how many people are left out, and how "the best health care in the world" only applies to the richest among us and even middle class Americans are a ...more
Even though it was written a couple of years ago, it's still applicable to all the health care reform stuff that's going on today. The book fully explains the history of health care reform in America, which I never knew was a big issue as long ago as the Truman presidency.
Seriously, everything is laid out very simply and I feel MUCH more informed after reading this book. I got used to reading new ...more
But I wonder if more bureaucracy in the form of a Federal Health Board is really the best way to control costs and expand coverage? I fear a reduction in the autonomy of the physician, transforming them from the independent thinkers I as ...more
Taschle tauts FED and SEC as examples of how the Health Board would be in charge...Good Luck! We see how well these agencies did (NOT!) do in regulating the economy. And they are not answerable to anyone!