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The Resource Priced out : the economic and ethical costs of American health care, Uwe E. Reinhardt ; forewords by Paul Krugman and Sen. William H. Frist

Priced out : the economic and ethical costs of American health care, Uwe E. Reinhardt ; forewords by Paul Krugman and Sen. William H. Frist

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Priced out : the economic and ethical costs of American health care
Title
Priced out
Title remainder
the economic and ethical costs of American health care
Statement of responsibility
Uwe E. Reinhardt ; forewords by Paul Krugman and Sen. William H. Frist
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Language
eng
Summary
"From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive -- and why it doesn't have to be. Uwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out, Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of today's U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. The problem, Reinhardt says, is not one of economics but of social ethics. There is no American political consensus on a fundamental question other countries settled long ago: to what extent should we be our brothers' and sisters' keepers when it comes to health care? Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America finances health care, and he offers a penetrating ethical analysis of recent reform proposals. At this point, he argues, the United States appears to have three stark choices: the government can make the rich help pay for the health care of the poor, ration care by income, or control costs. Reinhardt proposes an alternative path: that by age 26 all Americans must choose either to join an insurance arrangement with community-rated premiums, or take a chance on being uninsured or relying on a health insurance market that charges premiums based on health status. An incisive look at the American health care system, Priced Out dispels the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform." --
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Reinhardt, Uwe E
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Krugman, Paul R.
  • Frist, William H.
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  • Medical care, Cost of
  • Medical policy
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical care
  • Health care reform
  • Health insurance
  • Health services accessibility
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adult
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Label
Priced out : the economic and ethical costs of American health care, Uwe E. Reinhardt ; forewords by Paul Krugman and Sen. William H. Frist
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-189) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I: A visual stroll through America's health care wonderland. U.S. health spending and what drives it ; Pricing Americans out of health care ; Some interesting or curious facts about our health care system ; Who actually pays for health care? ; Value for the money spent on U.S. health care -- II: Ethical perspectives on U.S. health care. The social role of health care ; The mechanics of commercial health insurance from an ethical perspective ; The elephant in the room and the ethical vision baked into health reform proposals ; The ethical vision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) ; The ethical vision of the health reform proposals of 2017 -- Conclusion: a novel (my own) reform proposal -- Epilogue / Tsung-Mei Cheng
Control code
on1059261881
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780691192178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059261881
Label
Priced out : the economic and ethical costs of American health care, Uwe E. Reinhardt ; forewords by Paul Krugman and Sen. William H. Frist
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: A visual stroll through America's health care wonderland. U.S. health spending and what drives it ; Pricing Americans out of health care ; Some interesting or curious facts about our health care system ; Who actually pays for health care? ; Value for the money spent on U.S. health care -- II: Ethical perspectives on U.S. health care. The social role of health care ; The mechanics of commercial health insurance from an ethical perspective ; The elephant in the room and the ethical vision baked into health reform proposals ; The ethical vision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) ; The ethical vision of the health reform proposals of 2017 -- Conclusion: a novel (my own) reform proposal -- Epilogue / Tsung-Mei Cheng
Control code
on1059261881
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780691192178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059261881

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