Health Care Reform Now!

  • by George Halvorson
  • Narrated by John J. Nance
  • 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The United States spends far more money on health care than any other country, and yet nearly 50 million Americans are uninsured at least part of the time each year.Health Care Reform Now! is written for anyone who cares enough about our health-care situation to consider serious alternatives to the current system. In this book, George Halvorson - an internationally known health-care leader and author - offers a sensible approach to health-care reform and universal coverage that can work for all stakeholders.Step by step, Halvorson outlines a game plan to create a truly world-class health-care system that will appeal to policy makers on both ends of the political spectrum and will deliver health care with improved quality, better access, provider accountability, performance transparency, consumer choice, and individual empowerment.As readable as it is instructive, Health Care Reform Now! proposes a practical model that solves the unsolvable by identifying specific areas where health care performance improvement can create better outcomes, better choices, and far better use of the health-care dollar.Halvorson also explains why "reform" itself needs to be a "product" rather than just a concept. He explains why quick action is essential and how using the right tools - with a focus on real costs and the use of real data and better caregiver support systems - can make universal coverage easy to administer, efficient, affordable, and "free" in three years, compared with what the total cost of care would be without universal coverage.

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What the Critics Say

"George Halvorson convincingly argues that the United States finally has what it needs to make universal coverage a reality and lays out a plan to get us there." (Congressman Pete Stark, D-CA,chairman, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee)
"This is a very readable book on the current status of reform possibilities facing the US health care system." (Journal of the American Medical Association)

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well thought!

I just finished this audio book. I liked it. I am currently taking a graduate level course in health policy. Hence, I can probably tell to what extent the book goes along the line of supportive evidence. As the author says it is not an evidence based discourse but I found his policy recommendations quite reasonable , well-thought and well-summarized.
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- Saeid

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio