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Essentials of the US Health Care System
on October 5, 2012
While the book is enlightening, (it is a required text for Health Care Organization for the program I am in) I find it blatantly biased. In the very first chapter it is evident that the authors prefer a single payer system, and mention the Canadian, British, and German systems, and prefer the Canadian system. As we have progressed through the book, the bias toward a single payer system has been reenforced. We have too many specialists, not enough generalists, etc. All that is true, but the solutions they are offering will not work to the satisfaction of the American public, if looking at the Canadian system is any indication. The waits there for basic care, dentistry, etc., are long. Overall, I think the book has many valid points about our system of health care. Just be aware of the authors bias as you read the book.