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Health Care Turning Point - Why Single Payer Won't Work (Paperback): Roger M. Battistella
Health Care Turning Point - Why Single Payer Won't Work (Paperback): Roger M. Battistella

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Health Care Turning Point - Why Single Payer Won't Work (Paperback)

Roger M. Battistella

Series: The MIT Press

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An expert debunks popular misconceptions about health policy, including the merits of single-payer plans, and offers an alternative. In the battle over health care reform we can try to fashion new policies based on old ideas-or we can acknowledge today's demographic and economic realities. In Health Care Turning Point, health policy expert Roger Battistella argues that the conventional wisdom that dominates health policy debates is out of date. Battistella takes on popular misconceptions about the advantages of single-payer plans, the role of the market, and other health policy issues and outlines a pragmatic new approach. Few would disagree that the current system is broken. But, Battistella asserts provocatively, a government takeover of health insurance patterned after Medicare and Medicaid won't work either. Battistella argues that contrary to popular belief, single-payer coverage will not lower health spending but would encourage overconsumption and drive costs up. If consumers were responsible for buying their own health insurance (as they are for buying their own car and home insurance), he argues, they'd look for value and demand greater price and quality transparency from providers. The economic shibboleth that the principles of market competition don't apply to health care is nonsense, Battistella says. We won't achieve real health care reform until policy makers adjust to this reality and adopt a more pragmatic view.

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Imprint: MIT Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The MIT Press
Release date: February 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: Roger M. Battistella (Professor of Health Policy and Management)
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-51725-6
Barcode: 9780262517256
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-262-51725-6

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