Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care (Paperback)
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From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive--and why it doesn't have to beUwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out, Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of the U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America pays for health care, dispelling the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform.
About the Author
Uwe E. Reinhardt (1937-2017) was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He wrote a regular column for the New York Times blog Economix.