|Our health care system is too far gone for treatment with a single pill.
We need a stiff cocktail of meds - a collection of solutions . . .
for a Sick Health System
America's health care system is bankrupting its people, businesses and society. It both over-treats and under-treats, with poorer results than in most of the industrialized world.
It is damaged with multiple fractures and poisoned with bad incentives. Its ills are so many that there is no single cure.
But we can cure its ills. There are a lot of specific things we can do, starting now.
This book lists 50 of them, from insisting on clear and consistent medical pricing to fixing corporate law, sensibly regulating insurers and bringing patients more fully into the process. American health care can be safer than it is now, and deliver better health for much less cost.
These 50 Meds can get us there.
They are answers from all over the spectrum, often in places some interest or another would rather not acknowledge. But halfway measures, approaches that look at only part of the problem without considering the pieces attached to that part, are almost sure to fail. We can succeed if we look all way around the circle, with reform on the part of doctors, insurers, hospitals, contractors, attorneys, governments - and, yes, patients too.
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