xxviii, 201 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm.
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
William H. Frist: Occupational/field of activity group: occ Senators lcdgt
Includes bibliographical references (pages -189) and index.
I: A visual stroll through America's health care wonderland. U.S. health spending and what drives it ; Pricing Americans out of health care ; Some interesting or curious facts about our health care system ; Who actually pays for health care? ; Value for the money spent on U.S. health care -- II: Ethical perspectives on U.S. health care. The social role of health care ; The mechanics of commercial health insurance from an ethical perspective ; The elephant in the room and the ethical vision baked into health reform proposals ; The ethical vision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare) ; The ethical vision of the health reform proposals of 2017 -- Conclusion: a novel (my own) reform proposal -- Epilogue / Tsung-Mei Cheng.