i just bought this book:

Howard Deans "Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform"

after reading the reviews, which i encourage you to read too, a lot of information there, i think this may be an even handed discussion of health care reform by someone with both degrees and experience in both politics and medicine. i'll know more once i read the book.

interestingly, both the older essay i posted and the reviews for this book talk about looking toward other countries for ideas and then tailoring to our needs.

the other thing i found very interesting is that the private insurers spend a lot more money (one of the reviews said 20% of their revenue, double what medicare spends) on administration. the essay i posted separately said much of that administrative cost goes toward: "fighting adverse selection, trying to identify and screen out high-cost customers".

there are additional books on healthcare suggested on the amazon page as well.

does anyone else have any other good books on the topic to recommend?

Last edited by Sue22; 12/19/09 05:12 AM.


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