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Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and Save Trillions

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-261388-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-261388-0

Dr. Doug Peredniareveals how government and insurance company-created complexity is tearing apart the U.S. healthcare system and presents a new model for healthcare reform that will actually work. Leading physician, healthcare expert, and entrepreneur Perednia identifies specific inefficiencies and worthless administrative overhead that is making healthcare inaccessible or unaffordable for millions, driving providers from practice, and adding over half a trillion dollars annually to healthcare spending. Next, he shows how to design a far simpler system: one that delivers care to everyone by drawing on the best of both market efficiency and public "universality." Recent "health care reform" involved 2,000+ pages of complex, special interest-friendly legislation--including 168 new federal committees, program cuts, and higher taxpayer costs. Perednia offers a better way: a logical, comprehensive, and non-partisan and apolitical approach that gives providers and their patients more medical and financial security, enhances competition, would save some $570 billion annually--and still gives individual patients real freedom. This plan isn't wishful thinking: Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine backs it up with detailed logic and objective calculations. Even after the recent endless debate about healthcare, the system is still broken--and unless it's fixed, it will break us all. Perednia shows how to finally fix it: once and for all.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature of the Beast

Chapter 1: An Introduction     3

Chapter 2: Are We Getting What We’re Paying For?     9

Chapter 3: Where Does All Our Money Go?     17

Chapter 4: Into Thin Air     39

Chapter 5: The Healthcare Machine     53

Chapter 6: How and Why They Spin: Inside Key Wheels     63

Part II: Why the Machine Is Breaking Down

Chapter 7: Too Many Parts     123

Chapter 8: Sand in the Gears     135

Chapter 9: Friction     183

Part III: How to Fix It

Chapter 10: Defining the Desired Outcome     219

Chapter 11: Overhauling Payment for Healthcare Goods and Services     227

Chapter 12: Dumping Redundancy     263

Chapter 13: Blowing Sand Out of the System     271

Chapter 14: Lubricating Points of Friction     301

Chapter 15: Where Does the Money Come From?     323

Chapter 16: The End of an Era     331

Appendix: "Brief Strategy B" from the Federal Guidelines Regarding Smokers Who Report That They Are Unwilling to Quit     337

References     341

Index     359


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