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Patient Power: The Free-Enterprise Alternative to Clinton's Health Plan Paperback – Abridged

ISBN-13: 978-1882577101 ISBN-10: 1882577108 Edition: Abridged

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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Cato Institute; Abridged edition (December 30, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1882577108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1882577101
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,738,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The best alternative to manage competition come from John Goodman and Gerald Musgrave in Patient Power. --Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune

Goodman and Musgrave are entirely convincing on the direction we should be traveling. --William F. Buckley, Jr.

A thorough economic analysis of the health care system in the United States is complex, not because special theories are needed, but because health care is the most regulated and most politicized sector of our economy. It takes considerable understanding of economics, medical care, politics, ethics, and emotions before anyone can obtain a unified view of health care. Our book, Patient Power, is a synthesis of those aspects. This abridged volume is a condensation of that synthesis. The thesis of this book is simple: if we want to solve the nation's health care crisis, we must apply the same commonsense principles to medical care that we apply to other goods and services. --Peter Moore, Playboy


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John C. Goodman is President of the National Center for Policy Analysis, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts." He is also the Kellye Wright Fellow in health care. The mission of the Wright Fellowship is to promote a more patient-centered, consumer-driven health care system.

Dr. Goodman's health policy blog is the premier right-of-center health care blog on the Internet. It is the only place where pro-free enterprise, private sector solutions to health care problems are routinely examined and debated by top health policy experts throughout the country-conservative, moderate and liberal.

Goodman regularly appears on television and radio news and talk programs and authors editorials on economic policy issues. He regularly appears on the FOX News Channel, CNN, FOX Business Network and CNBC. He's also appeared on the Lehrer News Hour (PBS) and was a debater on many of William F. Buckley's Firing Line programs. Goodman also regularly contributes columns to The Wall Street Journal, Kaiser Health News and other national publications.

Dr. Goodman also was the pivotal lead expert in the NCPA's grassroots public policy campaign, "Free Our Health Care Now," an unsurpassed national education effort to communicate patient-centered alternatives to a government-run health care system. The initiative resulted in the largest online petition ever delivered on Capitol Hill.

He is frequently invited to testify before Congress on health care reform and retirement topics and is the author of more than 50 published studies on topics such as health policy, retirement reform and tax issues and nine books, including Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World; Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws; and the trailblazing Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, the condensed version of which sold more than 300,000 copies.

A native of Waco, Texas, Goodman became interested in economics and classical liberal ideas while an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he became vice president of the student body. He is a crossword puzzle aficionado, and most days he is able to conquer the puzzles in The New York Times in ink.

Goodman received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, and has taught and done research at Columbia, Stanford University, Dartmouth University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Saar Dagani on June 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
Every American and every Congressman and woman should be given this book to read. We are now going through the lefts attack on free enterprise and capitalism. They want us all under a massive centralized government health agency that will destroy the private healthcare industry, raise prices dramatically, lower our medical care quality, and ration healthcare to all Americans. Patient Power demonstrates how everyone in the US can receive excellent and affordable healthcare by empowering individuals and families and returning healthcare to where it belongs to the patient and their doctors.
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10 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 1999
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I'm an economist, and have read dozens of books on health care. This is the best book on how to improve our health care system ever written for the lay public.
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0 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jules Verne on November 13, 2009
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This book completely ignores reality in its analysis. Centuries of psychology and history has shown that unfettered free markets don't work. This book describes the perfect plan... if you're an extremely rich and perfectly rational individual. Otherwise, not so much.
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