Untitled on Healthcare

Untitled on Healthcare

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The definitive story of American health care todaya€”its causes, consequences, and confusions In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of Americaa€™s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown. It was a signature piece of legislation for President Obamaa€™s first term, and also a ball and chain for his second. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania who also served as a special adviser to the White House on health care reform, has written a brilliant diagnostic explanation of why health care in America has become such a divisive social issue, how money and medicine have their owna€”quite distincta€”American story, and why reform has bedeviled presidents of the left and right for more than one hundred years. Emanuel also explains exactly how the ACA reforms are reshaping the health care system now. He forecasts the future, identifying six mega trends in health that will determine the market for health care to 2020 and beyond. His predictions are bold, provocative, and uniquely well-informed. Health carea€”one of Americaa€™s largest employment sectors, with an economy the size of the GDP of Francea€”has never had a more comprehensive or authoritative interpreter.Explaining how it works and doesna#39;t work, its problems, attempts to reform it, and how Obamacare will transform it ... explain how we developed the system we have, with so many specialists, big hospitals, and hundreds of health insurance companies. ... Chapter 9 makes the ACA more personal, showing how it will affect people like Erin, Wayne, and Baltazar, physicians and hospitals, as well as insurers.

Title:Untitled on Healthcare
Author:Ezekiel Emanuel
Publisher:Perseus Books Group - 2014


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