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Product Details

  • Paperback: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Gingrich Communications; First Edition edition (September 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970548540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970548542
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,021,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...Newt Gingrich is taking on one of the biggest issues facing America today - this time, it's the healthcare crisis." -- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"If you want to know what the future of healthcare can be, please read this book. Highly recommended." -- Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

"Whatever your views and your state of health, you will find Saving Lives & Saving Money bold, enlightening and provocative." -- William D. Novelli, AARP Executive Director and CEO

About the Author

Newt Gingrich is the Founder of CHT a health organization with offices in Atlanta and Washington, DC. Speaker Gingrich serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is a news and political analyst for the Fox News Channel. Speaker Gingrich also serves as honorary Chairman of the NanoBusiness Alliance. He is an Editorial Board member of the Johns Hopkins University journal; Biosecurity and Bioterrorism and is an advisory board member of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, and the Museum of the Rockies. A highly sought after public speaker and world-renowned strategist, Gingrich served as a Member of Congress for twenty years and as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999. Speaker Gingrich is the author of seven books including the best sellers, Contract with America and To Renew America. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. He has two daughters, a granddaughter, and a grandson.. Speaker Gingrich has his own Web site - newt.org - which is continually updated with news and articles about his ideas and the issues that are important to our future.

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It is powerful and could really change our country for the better.
Arthur L. Lund
Mr. Gingrich advocates a transformation in the way the business of health care is conducted in our country.
Pauletta Walsh
This book is a must read for anyone in America in need of health care.
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Tucker Andersen VINE VOICE on November 21, 2003
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This book was written by former Speaker Gingrich and his associates for several reasons. First, to lay out the case in Chapter 2 "why reforming healthcare is doomed to fail and only a process of [completely] transforming health and healthcare can succeed". Second, to provoke a national debate and evolve a strategy for the solution one of the greatest potential political and budget crises of the early part of this century as the baby boomers reach retirement age and Medicare's unfunded liabilities skyrocket. And last, to provide examples of "transforming methodologies" that are actually being successfully utilized today and references to other information sources (including many web sites). He firmly believes that is possible to achieve the twin goals summarized in the book's title and have better health care while spending less at the same time.
This book posits that the single greatest problem (but by no means the only one) with our current healthcare system is the third party payor system that has arisen from the perverse incentives introduced into the tax code that have made employer provided healthcare the dominant organizational methodology in our country today. The effects of these incentives are exacerbated by the increasing share of medical spending being reimbursed through the government Medicare and Medicaid programs. Consumers of healthcare are frustrated because their choices are limited; providers are frustrated by the bureaucracy, paperwork and interference with their medical judgment as well as the lack of tort reform; and the funders (taxpayers and employers) are horrified by the rate of increase in their costs.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Laura Linn on June 6, 2003
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As a citizen, nurse and consultant in medical information technology, I found this book of great interest and value. It provides a framework for transforming the current healthcare system into a 21st century health and healthcare system. A system that is individual centered, values driven, knowledge intense, innovation rich, prevention focused, electronically based, market mediated, of increased choice, quality driven, outcomes based and of lower overall cost.
Filled with real life examples of transformational solutions and specific ways for all citizens to get involved in the healthcare debate, this book is a call to action. It provides one with an understanding of the problems of the current system, a vision for the future system and challenges one to get involved in the transformation. I am very interested in the Center for Healthcare Transformation that was mentioned as one way to get involved.
I recommend this book to private citizens and healthcare and IT professionals who want to transform the current system. I also recommend it to students of any health related discipline (nursing, medicine, health system administration to name a few) wanting to better understand the problems of the current system and the transformation that is needed.
Newt is a visionary and a gifted teacher. This book is an excellent blend of those talents.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "eklemann" on June 11, 2003
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A student of history and a proponent for the possible, Newt Gingrich reviews America's Health Care System and recommends a Revolution. While most politicians and policy makers see only the ability to tweak the current system, Gingrich studies it and determines and documents that the entire system must be revamped. He bases his analysis both on the history of America's health care system and on sound economics. In addition, Newt adds the spice of stories of those who are already playing a part to utilize today's technology to develop a health care system that promotes personal relationships between the patient and both his/her physician and his/her source of health care funding. But most important, Newt outlines what each individual can do to revolutionize America's health care in order to both `save lives and save money.' This book is a must read for anyone in America in need of health care. The life and money you save just might be your own.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2003
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Mack W. Bryson
Chief Executive Officer
Currahee Health Benefits Solutions, Inc.
"It is refreshing that someone has finally addressed a common sense, no nonsense approach to managing healthcare costs. For too long employers have labored under the illusion that cost shifting through co-pays, deductibles, provider networks and restriction of coverage would help control healthcare costs. 'Managed Care' has proven itself to be nothing more than 'Managed Cost,' while the basic problems went unaddressed for the most part. In Saving Lives & Saving Money, Newt Gingrich points out that through accountability and prevention, coupled with available technology, employers, employees and their families can finally begin to get a handle on the issue of healthcare costs. A point well made!"
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Conrad F. Meier on January 18, 2005
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Saving Lives & Saving Money is a significant work by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation; Dana Pavey, Gingrich's director of research at the American Enterprise Institute; and Anne Woodbury, vice president for health at the Gingrich Group. Together they have identified the principles of the transformation necessary to create a twenty-first century health care system that will save both lives and money.

"There is an enormous gap between the quality of health care you and your family should have and what you are most likely receiving from the current system," Gingrich has said on several different occasions, including in this book. "We have demonstrated that Americans could have a dramatically better system, which would save thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year."

Written as a citizen's guide, Saving Lives & Saving Money applies the lessons Gingrich learned from two decades of work in the national defense transformation, his experience in public health policy as a member of Congress, years of research as a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, and consulting work for health-related businesses at his firm, the Gingrich Group.

Wake-Up Call

Filled with real-life examples of transforming solutions and specific ways for people to get involved in the health care debate, Saving Lives is a wake-up call for radical-left reform advocates and a call to action for the rest of us. It helps the reader understand the problems of the current system while offering a vision for the future.

Gingrich proposes a system where the individual, not the employer or government, is at the center of financing and care decisions.
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