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An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back

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"An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"--

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  • 7 of 11 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 11 total copies.
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Arcade Free Library 362.1 ROSEN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300412806
Available
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Honeoye Public Library 362.109 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300326181
Available
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Lima Public Library 362.1097 ROS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
32139000986982
Available
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Lima Public Library MCN 362.109 ROS (Text)
McNaughton
52139000864788
Reshelving
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Lyons Public Library 362.109 ROS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300470142
Available
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Marion Public Library 362.1 ROS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52122300010716
Available
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Mount Morris Library 362.109 Ros (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52123300229637
In transit
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Victor Farmington Library 362.1 ROS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300793227
Checked out
08/27/2017
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 362.109 ROS (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52150300421146
Checked out
09/01/2017
Williamson Public Library 362.1097 ROS (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300644974
Available
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