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As a Healthcare professional re-entering the Healthcare world now with a focus on Health Insurance, I have read months of literature but this Ebook Had the Most valuable well researched (inside) information on Healthcare reform; the goal of the ACA and How The future of our Healthcare Systems & Structure of pay and teaching of future Healthcare Providers will Tremendously Evolve. Thanks! Alisha Brown
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Would you try another book from Ezekiel J. Emanuel and/or William Dufris?
I would not read another book by Ezekiel Emanuel. William Dufris does a nice job narrating the book.
What was most disappointing about Ezekiel J. Emanuel’s story?
I expected a slightly biased review of our healthcare system being that it was authored by an Emanuel. I hoped though that I'd get a good education on the state of healthcare. Unfortunately my experience tells me otherwise. I found the book to be roughly equivalent to getting an education on a topic from a Michael Moore film. There are some interesting points, but you have to be very careful in selecting what to and not to take at face value.
Just one example of a half truth that I ran into and immediately new was wrong. In chapter 4 Emanuel describes Medtronic as having 16.2 billion dollars in sales (which is true for 2014), but then goes on to claim "Medtronics profits are very, VERY high above 60%." Chapter 4 @51:24. In 2014 Medtronic made 3.6 billion dollars on 16.2 billion dollars in sales, a not so shabby 22% profit margin, but FAR FAR from the above 60% claimed in the book. Emanuel never clarifies what profit measure he is using. Moments earlier he mentioned pfizer having roughly 14.7% and mylan having 8.7%. Both of which were "net margins" exactly the same as how I found the 22% stated above. Presumably without clarification he switches to gross margins for Medtronics to make it sound as absurdly high as possible. Unfortunately that does nothing but support my point that he's willing to use half truths to support his point of view.
This is one example of many that I found throughout the book. When you encounter a subject you know well and find misrepresentation being used as a tool, I'm left to wonder about the integrity of the rest of the book.
Would you listen to another book narrated by William Dufris?
Yes he did an excellent job Narrating the book
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment and anger. Our country needs someone to be honest about the healthcare system and educate people fairly.
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