From the Back Cover
“Finally, a healthcare system that works! Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine is a superbly written book on what it takes to reduce administrative bloat, simplify the system, slash costs, and give all Americans sustainable medical and financial security.”
–William Bernstein, Bestselling author of A Splendid Exchange and The Birth of Plenty
“Scholarly both in thinking and writing. A terrific accomplishment.”
–Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine
Bureaucratic complexity is smothering America’s healthcare system–pointless, costly, wasteful complexity created by both the government and insurance companies. In Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine, leading physician, healthcare expert, and entrepreneur Douglas A. Perednia, M.D., systematically identifies worthless overhead that is making healthcare inaccessible to millions, driving providers from practice, and bankrupting America. Then, he shows how to design a far simpler system that delivers care to everyone by drawing on the best of both free markets and carefully crafted public initiatives.
The Obama “healthcare reform” involved more than 2,000 pages of special interest-friendly legislation. It mandates 168 new federal committees and programs, which reflects even higher healthcare spending and billions in new taxes. Yet, the system is still utterly broken–and unless it’s fixed, it will break us all. Perednia offers a better way: a logical, comprehensive, and nonpartisan approach that gives providers and patients both security and freedom, enhances competition, and will save more than $570 billion each year.
Why we spend twice as much on healthcare–without better results
The real reasons American healthcare costs more without delivering more
Where does all the money go–and why?
Uncovering the insane waste and bureaucracy pervading American healthcare
Scrubbing the sand out of the gears
Eliminating the worthless tasks, processes, and rules that cause soaring costs
Focusing spending where it will do the most good
Getting the greatest medical benefit from limited dollars
About the Author
Douglas A. Perednia, M.D., graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in Economics, and obtained his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. A medical internist and dermatologist, he has spent many years in clinical medicine, in academia as a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health, with non-profit healthcare organizations, and as a business executive in private industry. A popular speaker and writer, Dr. Perednia periodically works as a consultant to government, business, and nonprofit organizations. In his spare time, he writes for The Road to Hellth blog (www.roadtohellth.com), which deals with the interactions between doctors, patients, insurers, government, and the business of medicine.