Medicare for All Book

Medicare for All

  • Author : Abdul El-Sayed
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190056629


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A citizen's guide to America's most debated policy-in-waitingAfter languishing for decades on the fringes of political discussion, Medicare-for-All has quickly entered the mainstream debate over what to do about America's persistent healthcare problems. But for most informed Americans, this surge of public and political interest in Medicare-for-All has outpaced a strong understanding of the issues involved. This book seeks to fill this gap in our national discourse, offering an expert analysis of the policy and politics behind Medicare-for-All for theinformed American.

False Premise  False Promise Book

False Premise False Promise

  • Author : Sally C. Pipes
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641770736


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American health care is at a crossroads. Health spending reached $3.5 trillion in 2017. Yet more than 27 million people remain uninsured. And it's unclear if all that spending is buying higher-quality care. Patients, doctors, insurers, and the government acknowledge that the healthcare status quo is unsustainable. America's last attempt at health reform -- Obamacare -- didn't work. Nearly a decade after its passage in 2010, Democrats are calling for a government takeover of the nation's healthcare system -- Medicare for All. The idea's supporters assert that health care is a right. They promise generous, universal, high-quality care to all Americans, with no referrals, copays, deductibles, or coinsurance. With a sales pitch like that, it's no wonder that seven in ten people now support Medicare for All. Doctors, especially young ones, are coming around to the idea of single-payer, too. Democrats, led by the progressive wing of the party, hope to capitalize on this enthusiasm. In 2017, they introduced companion legislation in the House and Senate that would establish Medicare for All. They have already promised to do the same when the next Congress convenes in 2019. More than 70 House Democrats have joined a new Medicare for All Caucus. Senator Bernie Sanders is effectively already on the presidential campaign trail, making his case for single-payer. If Democrats take the White House and Senate in 2020, and hold onto the House, a Medicare for All bill could be among the first pieces of legislation presented to the new president for a signature. In this book, Sally C. Pipes, a Canadian native, will make the case against Medicare for All. She'll explain why health care is not a right -- and how progressives pressing for single-payer are making a litany of promises they can't possibly keep. Evidence from government-run systems in Canada, the United Kingdom, and other developed countries proves that single-payer forces patients to withstand long waits for poor care at hi

The Case Against Single Payer Book

The Case Against Single Payer

  • Author : Chris Jacobs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1645720020


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Long thought of as an idealistic but unrealistic proposition promoted by far-left activists, single-payer health care has become a major discussion point across the political landscape. Bernie Sanders made it a central focus of his insurgent 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton. House Democrats' messaging on health care in the 2018 midterm elections, and the burgeoning campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, have elevated single-payer even further, bringing the issue to the center of American politics. Surprisingly, however, few books have examined the impact of a single-payer health care system in depth--and most of those that have done so come from a leftist perspective supporting this dramatic change. This vacuum in the current literature cries out for a work making the case against single payer--one which educates the American people about the damaging effects of this proposed health care takeover. Written for a broad audience ranging from interested citizens to leaders in the conservative movement, The Case Against Single Payer will explain the harmful implications of giving the federal government unfettered control of the health care system.

Health Justice Now Book

Health Justice Now

  • Author : Timothy Faust
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612197173


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"The best concise explanation of why the United States needs single-payer health care — and needs to widen the definition of health care itself."— The Washington Post Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It’s cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what’s the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don’t we have something better? In Health Justice Now, Timothy Faust explains what single payer is, why we don’t yet have it, and how it can be won. He identifies the actors that have misled us for profit and political gain, dispels the myth that healthcare needs to be personally expensive, shows how we can smoothly transition to a new model, and reveals the slate of humane and progressive reforms that we can only achieve with single payer as the springboard. In this impassioned playbook, Faust inspires us to believe in a world where we could leave our job without losing healthcare for ourselves and our kids; where affordable housing is healthcare; and where social justice links arm-in-arm with health justice for us all.

The Case for Medicare for All Book

The Case for Medicare for All

  • Author : Gerald Friedman
  • Publisher : Polity
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 150953976X


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Largely privately funded with relatively little public regulation, the United States healthcare system is both expensive and inefficient, providing poor care to large parts of the population. For decades, Americans have wrestled with how to fix their broken healthcare system. In this razor-sharp contribution to the healthcare debate, leading economist and former adviser to Bernie Sanders Gerald Friedman recommends that we build on what works: a Medicare system that already efficiently provides healthcare for millions of Americans. Rejecting the discredited idea that healthcare should be treated like any other commodity, Friedman shows that healthcare is distinctive and can be best provided only through universal program of social insurance. Deftly exposing the absurdities of the opponents of reform, Friedman shows in detail how the solution to our health care crisis is staring us in the face: enroll everyone in Medicare to improve the health of all Americans. This bold and brilliantly argued book is essential reading for anyone who wants to see Congress and the White House act to provide America with a 21st century healthcare system.

Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High Income Countries Book

Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High Income Countries

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-06-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309217101


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During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is particularly notable given that the United States spends more on health care than any other nation. Concerned about this divergence, the National Institute on Aging asked the National Research Council to examine evidence on its possible causes. According to Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries, the nation's history of heavy smoking is a major reason why lifespans in the United States fall short of those in many other high-income nations. Evidence suggests that current obesity levels play a substantial part as well. The book reports that lack of universal access to health care in the U.S. also has increased mortality and reduced life expectancy, though this is a less significant factor for those over age 65 because of Medicare access. For the main causes of death at older ages -- cancer and cardiovascular disease -- available indicators do not suggest that the U.S. health care system is failing to prevent deaths that would be averted elsewhere. In fact, cancer detection and survival appear to be better in the U.S. than in most other high-income nations, and survival rates following a heart attack also are favorable. Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries identifies many gaps in research. For instance, while lung cancer deaths are a reliable marker of the damage from smoking, no clear-cut marker exists for obesity, physical inactivity, social integration, or other risks considered in this book. Moreover, evaluation of these risk factors is based on observational studies, which -- unlike randomized controlled trials -- are subject to many biases.

The Price We Pay Book
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The Price We Pay

  • Author : Marty Makary
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635574128


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New York Times bestseller Business Book of the Year--Association of Business Journalists From the New York Times bestselling author comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system--and the people who are saving it--now with a new Afterword by the author. "A must-read for every American." --Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBES One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and its elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable. The Price We Pay offers a road map for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.

The Affordable Care Act Book

The Affordable Care Act

  • Author : Tamara Thompson
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737771497


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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to increase health insurance quality and affordability, lower the uninsured rate by expanding insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare overall. Along with sweeping change came sweeping criticisms and issues. This book explores the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, and explains who benefits from the ACA. Readers will learn how the economy is affected by the ACA, and the impact of the ACA rollout.

The War on Medical Terrorism Book

The War on Medical Terrorism

  • Author : Les Stettner
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440158087


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The healthcare system in the Unites States is broken, and the quality of healthcare is not being addressed by health insurance companies. Costs are out of control and insurance plan designs are shifting the financial burden to the American public. In The War on Medical Terrorism, author and insurance expert Les Stettner wages war on health insurance companies and presents viable solutions to the current healthcare crisis. With the goal of educating Americans, The War on Medical Terrorism unravels the complicated healthcare crisis, details how it began, and discusses ways to resolve it. Stettner presents arguments for socializing healthcare delivery and converting to a single-payer system that will reduce medical expenses by fifty percent. This book provides the tools needed to become the most highly informed consumers and reformers of healthcare. A call to action to work toward logical reform, The War on Medical Terrorism details the necessary steps to restructure the U.S. medical delivery system and to improve it in ways that will result in better outcomes at lower costs for all Americans.

Care Without Coverage Book

Care Without Coverage

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002-06-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309083430


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Many Americans believe that people who lack health insurance somehow get the care they really need. Care Without Coverage examines the real consequences for adults who lack health insurance. The study presents findings in the areas of prevention and screening, cancer, chronic illness, hospital-based care, and general health status. The committee looked at the consequences of being uninsured for people suffering from cancer, diabetes, HIV infection and AIDS, heart and kidney disease, mental illness, traumatic injuries, and heart attacks. It focused on the roughly 30 million-one in seven-working-age Americans without health insurance. This group does not include the population over 65 that is covered by Medicare or the nearly 10 million children who are uninsured in this country. The main findings of the report are that working-age Americans without health insurance are more likely to receive too little medical care and receive it too late; be sicker and die sooner; and receive poorer care when they are in the hospital, even for acute situations like a motor vehicle crash.

Medicare for All Book

Medicare for All

  • Author : B. S.. Rosen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Medicare
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:801398452


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The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century Book
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The Future of the Public s Health in the 21st Century

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003-02-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309133180


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The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation's public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report. The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation's health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public's health. Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.

Coverage Matters Book

Coverage Matters

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001-10-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309076098


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Roughly 40 million Americans have no health insurance, private or public, and the number has grown steadily over the past 25 years. Who are these children, women, and men, and why do they lack coverage for essential health care services? How does the system of insurance coverage in the U.S. operate, and where does it fail? The first of six Institute of Medicine reports that will examine in detail the consequences of having a large uninsured population, Coverage Matters: Insurance and Health Care, explores the myths and realities of who is uninsured, identifies social, economic, and policy factors that contribute to the situation, and describes the likelihood faced by members of various population groups of being uninsured. It serves as a guide to a broad range of issues related to the lack of insurance coverage in America and provides background data of use to policy makers and health services researchers.

The Hidden History of American Healthcare Book
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The Hidden History of American Healthcare

  • Author : Thom Hartmann
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523091652


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Popular progressive radio host and New York Times bestselling author Thom Hartmann reveals how and why attempts to implement affordable universal healthcare in the United States have been thwarted and what we can do to finally make it a reality. "For-profit health insurance is the largest con job ever perpetrated on the American people—one that has cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives since the 1940s,” says Thom Hartmann. Other countries have shown us that affordable universal healthcare is not only possible but also effective and efficient. Taiwan's single-payer system saved the country a fortune as well as saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, enabling the country to implement a nationwide coronavirus test-and-contact-trace program without shutting down the economy. This resulted in just ten deaths, while more than 500,000 people have died in the United States. Hartmann offers a deep dive into the shameful history of American healthcare, showing how greed, racism, and oligarchic corruption led to the current “sickness for profit” system. Modern attempts to create versions of government healthcare have been hobbled at every turn, including Obamacare. There is a simple solution: Medicare for all. Hartmann outlines the extraordinary benefits this system would provide the American people and economy and the steps we need to take to make it a reality. It's time for America to join every industrialized country in the world and make health a right, not a privilege.

Single Payer Healthcare Reform Book

Single Payer Healthcare Reform

  • Author : Lindy S.F. Hern
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030427641


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The recent rise of “Medicare for All” in American political discourse was many years in the making. Behind this rise is a movement composed of grassroots activists and organizations that have been working for more than three decades to achieve the goal of establishing a single-payer healthcare system in the United States. In the past decade, the Single Payer Movement has grown and garnered more public and political support than ever before. This relative success cannot be attributed to any one political figure or political era. The story of how this happened, and how it is tied to a turn against establishment politics on both the left and right, as well as the rise of outsider politicians such as Senator Bernie Sanders, takes place during the Clinton, G.W. Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations. During each of these eras, activists experienced shifting opportunities that they interpreted through the telling of stories. These narratives of opportunity encouraged participation in particular forms of grassroots mobilization, which then affected the outcome of each era. This has had lasting effects on the development of healthcare policy in the United States. In this book, Hern conducts a political ethnographic analysis in which she uses historical records, interviews, and participant observation to tell the story of the Single Payer Movement, establish the lessons that can be learned from this history, and develop a framework—the Environment of Opportunity Model—that involves a holistic understanding of social movement activity through the analysis of narrative practice.