For a Kinder, Gentler Society
The Affordable Care Act
A Missed Opportunity, A Better Way Forward
  • Guy Faguet
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The Affordable Care Act. A Missed Opportunity, A Better Way Forward
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One point that's been lost in the rhetoric surrounding healthcare reform is that responsibility for the current inequitable and costly health system is widely shared among all players. This book by a Professor of Medicine with 30 years of teaching and clinical experience analyzes the situation and proposes a solution that, just like the problem, will rely on all parties in a bid to endow America with an equitable and affordable universal health system.

About the Author

Dr. Guy Faguet is a Professor of Medicine who retired from the Georgia Health Sciences University after 30 years of teaching and clinical service. The National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs funded his concomitant research. This extensive hands-on experience with the U.S. healthcare system is complemented by his acquaintance with the health systems of several OECD countries, especially France.

Dr. Faguet has published 139 peer-reviewed research articles and four medical books, including two on public policy issues: The War on Cancer (Springer, 2005) and Pain Control and Drug Policy (Praeger, 2010).

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The U.S. offers a high standard of medical care few countries can match. Indeed, most medical innovations originate in the U.S. and are adopted more widely and sooner than elsewhere, the FDA ensures the efficacy and safety of drugs,...
The U.S. offers a high standard of medical care few countries can match. Indeed, most medical innovations originate in the U.S. and are adopted more widely and sooner than elsewhere, the FDA ensures the efficacy and safety of drugs, biological products, and medical devices, and health professionals are well trained, knowledgeable, and responsible. Yet, despite "Best in the World" claims in some American quarters, the U.S. health system lags behind those of many industrialized countries in access, quality of care, and affordability. It is best characterized as a non-system that denies access to millions of Americans and drives millions more into bankruptcy.
Unlike politically correct books that shun controversial issues, this book offers an objective, factual, and forthright critique of all segments of the current and projected health system under America's Affordable Care Act. It shows that responsibility for the inequitable and costly health system rests on caregivers and consumers, insurance and drug companies, malpractice attorneys, and even policy makers whose self-interest must be subordinated to the general good in order to curb the profit-driven health industry they helped create and endow America with an affordable and equitable universal health system responsive to its citizens' healthcare needs while remaining even-handed to providers and suppliers, as proposed in the last chapter.
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Pages 248
Year: 2013
BISAC: MED036000
BISAC: LAW093000
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