Miracle Cure: How to Solve America's Health-Care Crisis and Why Canada Isn't the Answer

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America has wealth, innovation, and access to the best of everything. So why is our health-care system so broken? Why does it cost more than ever and deliver less? How do we solve the problems of the uninsured and seniors who lack drug coverage?

And equally important, why is the Canadian system, widely touted as a sparkling example of compassion and universal access, actually a disastrous model to be avoided?

This book cuts through the fear and confusion surrounding health-care policy. It explains in clear and simple terms why the system is broken and how to fix it.

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Sally C. Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming president in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Pipes addresses national and international audiences on health care, women s issues, and the economy. She has been interviewed on CNN's Glenn Beck Show; NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams ; CNNfn; The O Reilly Factor, Fox News; Your World With Neil Cavuto, The Today Show; Kudlow & Company on CNBC, Dateline; Politically Incorrect; The Dennis Miller Show; and other prominent programs. She has written regular columns for Chief Executive and Investor's Business Daily. Currently, she writes a monthly column on health care issues for the Examiner newspapers. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times of London, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, New York Daily News, the Boston Globe, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, to name a few. Ms. Pipes views on health care appeared in a special report of the world's 30 leading health care experts published by Forbes.com entitled, Solutions: Health Care. She was quoted in Shape Magazine for her support of Consumer Directed Health Care. Ms. Pipes writes, speaks, debates, and gives invited testimony at the national and state levels on key health-care issues facing America. Topics include the false promise of a single-payer system as exists in Canada, pharmaceutical pricing, solving the problem of the uninsured, and strategies for consumer-driven health care. Ms. Pipes was one of Mayor Rudy Giuliani s four health care advisors in his bid for the Republican nomination for president. She appears in Michael Moore's movie Sicko and has participated in prominent debates and public forums, testified before five committees of the California and Oregon legislatures, appeared on popular television programs, participated in talk radio shows nationwide, and had 127 op-eds published on health care issues in 2007.

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