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Author Rosenthal, Elisabeth, 1956-
Title An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back / Elisabeth Rosenthal.
Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 3  362.1 R    IN LIBRARY
Description 406 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-392) and index.
Contents Complaint: Unaffordable healthcare -- Part I: History of the present illness and review of systems. The age of insurance ; The age of hospitals ; The age of physicians ; The age of pharmaceuticals ; The age of medical devices ; The age of testing and ancillary services ; The age of contractors : billing, coding, collections, and new medical businesses ; The age of research and good works for profit : the perversion of a noble enterprise ; The age of conglomerates ; The age of healthcare as pure business ; The age of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- Part II: Diagnosis and treatment : prescriptions for taking back our healthcare. The high price of patient complacency ; Doctors' bills ; Hospital bills ; Insurance costs ; Drug and medical device costs ; Bills for tests and ancillary services ; Better healthcare in a digital age -- Appendix: Pricing/shopping tools ; Tools for vetting hospitals ; Glossary for medical bills and explanations of benefits ; Tools to help you figure out whether a test or a procedure is really necessary ; Templates for protest letters.
Subject Medical care -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States.
Health insurance -- United States.
Hospital care -- United States.
Added Title How healthcare became big business and how you can take it back
ISBN 9781594206757 hardcover
1594206759 hardcover
9780698407183 electronic book
0698407180 electronic book