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Health Care Reform that Makes Sense: A Detailed Plan to Improve the Health Care System by America's Leading Health Care CEO Paperback – December 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers; 1 edition (December 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982139292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982139295
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,450,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An important book from a health care pioneer. --David Whelan, Forbes

About the Author

Alan B. Miller has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Health Realty Income Trust since 1986 and has been its President since February 2003. Mr. Miller has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Health Services Inc., King of Prussia, PA (hospital management and health care services) since 1978 and served as its President until May 2009. Previously, Mr. Miller served as President of Universal Health Realty Income Trust until 1990. Prior thereto, Mr. Miller served as President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of American Medicorp Inc. He has been a Director of the Board of Universal Health Services Inc. since 1978. Mr. Miller has been a Trustee of Universal Health Realty Income Trust since 1986. He serves as a Trustee of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. He has been a Director of Broadlane Inc. (an e-commerce marketplace for healthcare supplies, equipment and services) since 2000. He served as a Director of CDI Corp. since 1994.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Justin Blocksom on December 11, 2009
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This book contains facts and figures that congress and this administration wants to ignore. The author, Alan Miller has 30 years experience in the healthcare industry. Not only is he the longest tenured CEO in this industry, but he runs one of the strongest positioned healthcare companies in the market. To do this, especially in today's economy, without bailouts or layoffs really says something I believe. Not only that, but he has first hand experience in seeing Socialized medicine in action when UHS owned hospitals in the UK in the 1970's. He has openly shared what he observed (and was subjected to as a result) when UHS was a part of that marketplace, and has outlined a number of times in major media outlets and in a Wall Street Journal Op Ed. why that type of healthcare system did not and does not work. In his book, he is also echoing what a number of other sources are saying in that there are sound, proven solutions that are specifically being avoided by congress and this administration. Things like tort reform, portability of coverage, allowing insurance companies to compete over state lines, etc. are all things that have a proven track record in the states they have been implemented. He is a believer in America as a nation built on innovation, and given the opportunity to do so, the issues with healthcare can be fixed, using the free market system that made the America great. Mr. Miller outlines simply that there are ways to do this responsibly in the healthcare industry that can allow for profitiblity of all companies involved while still keeping the high quality of care we expect in America. To do this by using some common sense to eliminate things like wasteful spending, the current limits on competition, and unnecessary defensive medicine (amoung others).Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom on February 22, 2010
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I saw the author on CNBC and thought his book looked interesting. Given his experience and position, I thought he may have some new ideas or at least some more data backing up his ideas. It was much of the same of tort reform, selling across state lines, and competition and was really light on details of how much his ideas would work.
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Alan miller is a sound and successful leader ing the industry, and a man of principle and integrity. Miller respectfully points out that healthcare plan proposed by Obama, his staff and the democratic party in Washington DC is missing some of the most important pieces of healtcare reform. He identifies the true problems in healthcare, the legitimate issues to be understood, and offers some solutions which are not included in the healthcare reform bills currently on the table in Washington. He does a nice job of staying out of politics, is respectful of those with different opinion, and offers concise and thoughtful glimpse into the real problems with resonable solutions for healthcare in the United States. This is a book that every person involved in the issue should read.

Great Book!
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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Reynolds on December 10, 2009
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This book is from a CEO of an organization that runs hospitals for profit. He has interest in seeing that insurance companies have a healthy margin so that his hospitals can in turn get good reimbursements from them. Has no solutions for the everyday people that are suffering and being bankrupted by luck of insurance.

This book is a total waste of money. Insurance companies will love this book.
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