Health Care Reform Now!: A Prescription for Change

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The United States spends more money on health care by far than anyother country and yet nearly 50,000,000 Americans are uninsured atleast part of the time each year.

Health Care Reform Now! is written for anyone who caresenough about our health care situation to consider seriousalternatives to the current system.

In this book George Halvorson—an internationally knownhealth care leader and author—offers a sensible approach tohealth care reform and universal coverage that can work for allstakeholders.

Step by step, George Halvorson outlines a game plan for a trulyworld-class health care system that will appeal to policy makers onboth ends of the political spectrum and will deliver health carewith improved quality, better access, provider accountability,performance transparency, consumer choice, and individualempowerment.

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"We don't really have a health care delivery system in thiscountry. We have an expensive plethora of uncoordinated, unlinked,economically segregated, operationally limited micro systems, eachperforming in ways that too often create suboptimal performanceboth for the overall health care infrastructure and for individualpatients."
—from the Introduction

Praise for Health Care Reform Now!

"George Halvorson convincingly argues that the United Statesfinally has what it needs to make universal coverage a reality andlays out a plan to get us there. It should be required reading onCapitol Hill."
Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), chairman, Ways andMeans Health Subcommittee

"George Halvorson's timing couldn't be better. This is a bookthat everyone who is searching for solutions should read."
Helen Darling, president, National Business Group onHealth

"Halvorson's comprehensive approach, rooted in a practicalunderstanding of the complexities of American health care, helps usfocus on what matters."
Ian Morrison, Ph.D., health care futurist and author,Health Care in the New Millennium

"This book is powerful and compelling. It's just the right bookfor this time."
Jeffrey C. McGuiness, president, HR PolicyAssociation

About the Author:

George Halvorson, is chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Oakland, California. He was president and CEO of HealthPartners in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the coauthor of Epidemic of Care and author of Strong Medicine.

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