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There is a real answer for healthcare, and Medicare — and it’s not what you’re hearing. Veteran industry insider Joe Flower goes public with the biggest secret in health care: The real solution to health care is already starting to happen — if you know where to look. The reform act is just a small part of the picture.
In 1980, healthcare took no more of a bite out of the U.S. economy than it did in other developed countries. By 2000, healthcare cost twice as much in the U.S. as in most other developed countries. We can change that. It’s not a law of gravity.
Flower shows:

How to make the federal deficit disappear.
Why half of all health-care costs are spent on 5 percent of the people
Why cost-cutting doesn’t cut costs.
Why it’s not about who pays – it’s about what you pay for.
How we can solve our health-care crisis without rationing.
Nine things doctors could stop doing today — that we’d never miss — that would save enough to cover all uninsured Americans.
Healthcare Beyond Reform: Doing It Right For Half The Cost shows you how the system works. It explains how we got here, why we pay so much more than anyone else, and why we don’t get what we pay for.You’ll learn the five things healthcare can do to turn this around. You will see what some employers are already doing to make that happen, and what patients, families, doctors, and anyone else who cares about healthcare can do to help make it happen.There are only five and we need all five. All of them can be done right now, with the current healthcare system as it is.
©2012 Joe Flower (P)2012 Joe Flower
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5 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 10-18-12

A Practical Blue Print for Healthcare Reform

The book is a fairly non-partisan look at what is already working and what should be done to lower costs and provide better outcomes. The info is easy to understand and flows in an interesting manner. It;s obvious that Joe Flower is an expert in the field after studying and writing about healthcare for many years.

The author has an optimistic view that U.S healthcare consumers can and will get better outcomes and pay less in the future. Yes, but how long will it take, and how much suffering will transpire before that? Even the relatively benign Obamacare is decried as socialized medicine by the right.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CJA on 05-03-15

Onslaught Of Brilliancy

In depth, thorough presentation of vast sectors of industry & insightful data mining used to suggest new ideas to reduce costs.

The main benefits of reducing healthcare costs is increasing the odds of lower federal taxes and achieving more affordable healthcare insurance premiums for all income levels. This book presents the most logical, cost-effective, quality effective, arsenal of alternatives to best reduce healthcare cost while simultaneously optimizing quality of healthcare.

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