Slaves to Medicine: How to Ransom Your Health Care From Power and Money

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Power and money are holding our health care hostage. To ransom it will take courage to face the death spiral of the current system. Slaves to Medicine is an urgent call to reform with a solution to prevent collapse on a large scale. The mistaken notion that the medical relationship between a caregiver and patient is primarily a financial transaction has led to the slaves to medicine state. Slaves to Medicine: How to Ransom Your Health Care from Power & Money identifies how everyone touched by health care, or the lack of it, must participate responsibly in a solution. Change should spring from a belief that preserving health and providing health care is necessary for our society, our economy, and our morality. Slaves to Medicine leads the way to a practical solution.

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Dr. George Beauchamp is an ophthalmologist with over thirty years of medical experience. He is currently a practicing pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus surgeon. He is a professor of clinical ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas teaching medical ethics. He also serves as the Chairman of the Children s Eye Foundation.

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"Slaves to Medicine is an important book that can help shape health care in our country for the next several decades." --David Cutler, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

"Dr. Beauchamp takes into account the differing approaches that each of us takes to health care. His proposal incorporates every kind of individual, from the most responsible to the least, in an effort to create what America has long lacked: a comprehensive health care system." --Tom Campbell, Dean of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Former US Congressman, California State Senator, Stanford University law professor, and California's Director of Finance

"Slaves to Medicine is a monumental effort and a huge contribution to the thinking about our future health care system." --Bruce Spivey, MD, President, International Congress of Ophthalmology, Past President and CEO of Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Northwestern Healthcare, and Columbia-Cornell Care

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