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I recently saw the author doing a spot on a news show promoting the book. When I saw the title I was kind of put off, however, he does not dwell on his father's death rather uses it as an example of our failing health care system.
First you do not have to be a scholar to understand this book. It is written so everyone can benefit. The book is honest and thoughful. It gives excellent clarity to an incredible complicated issue.
It is an excellent primer for anyone seeking to understand the reason health care is so very expensive and why so many reforms including the Affordable Care Act, are destined to fail because they do not provide the correct incentives.
The author also provides ideas for correcting the issue as well.
The narration is clean and crisp. I was able to listen to it at 2x speed on my phone and it was excellent
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I’ve listened to well over 100 books on Audible, this is the first time I have done a review.
In the national debate over healthcare, we have been arguing about the wrong things. I lean conservative. The author, David Goldhill, is a professed liberal. I suspect we disagree on a wide variety of issues. We are in complete agreement on the state of US healthcare, how we got to this point, and what should be done about it.
I always try to see and understand all sides of every issue. This book is about the way we fund our healthcare in the US. I don’t think it’s possible to give a legitimate argument against the information presented, the conclusions made, and the proposals put forth in this book. Every side in every argument likes to crow about their version of “common sense”. Mr. Goldhill has found the common sense and the common ground on the issue of healthcare (or more specifically “health insurance”) in the USA.
I say this next statement as one who is not prone to exaggeration or hyperbole. If spread to a wide enough audience including our elected leaders, this book may go down in American history as the most important text of the early 21st century.
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