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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: National Center for Public Policy Research; 1st edition (September 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966596102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966596106
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,401,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...Shattered Lives will educate you, the American public, to the horror of government-managed health care where it exists today.

In this book are documented stories from Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan, Australia and elsewhere - countries in which citizens literally die waiting for health services. Among other horrifying takes, you will cringe over tales of expectant mothers unable to find an available hospital bed, elderly patients denied routine cataract surgery and people in agony who resorted to do-it-yourself dentistry.

These tragic stories warn us that turning more of our health care decisions over to the government is sure to bring us nothing but pain.

-Mark R. Levin, Host, The Mark Levin Show Author, Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto --Back cover

Anyone who believes that nationalized health care equals quality health care needs to read these real-life horror stories of people denied care or forced to wait months for urgently-needed medical treatment because they live in countries with nationalized health care.

- Congressman Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX) --Back cover

On a good day the practice of medicine is demanding and difficult. A bad day can range from frustrating to terrifying. An active clinical practice deals with cases that run the spectrum of complex to impossible-yet all the while physicians and nurses put forth their best efforts as is appropriate to their ability. To take this already demanding lifestyle and further complicate it by insensitive government control and regime insults the integrity of every provider-and places the patient in even greater peril. This is a powerful book, and one that should be regarded and read by every elected official who believes he or she has the gift to change medical practice to suit the whim of the government.

- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) --back cover

About the Author

Amy Ridenour is president of The National Center for Public Policy Research. As founding CEO, she has since 1982 promoted the conservative perspective on U.S. domestic, foreign and defense policy issues. She frequently speaks on public policy issues and political organizing techniques and has done so across the U.S., in Central America and in Europe. Her opinion/editorials have been nationally-syndicated. Her articles have also been independently published by USA Today, the Sacramento Bee, the Dallas Morning News, The Washington Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and many others. Mrs. Ridenour has served as a guest-host on the nationally-syndicated Michael Reagan Talk Show and is a popular guest on radio and television talk shows.

Ryan T. Balis is a policy analyst specializing in environmental policy, sovereignty and free market economics, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to joining The National Center for Public Policy Research, Balis served as a research associate for Americans for Tax Reform. He also previously held positions with U.S. Representative Jo Ann Davis and U.S. Representative Heather Wilson. Mr. Balis' articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, Human Events, Free Liberal, and the Calgary-Herald, among other publications.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carolina Reader on October 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a must read these days as our country is roiled in the heated debate over the future of America's health care system. The dangers of nationalized health care are so great and this book spells them out perfectly by using real life examples to which we can all relate. Seriously get this for yourself and all your friends...the issues this text lays out are important both for each individual American and the future of the nation as a whole. We can learn so much from the mistakes of other countries--let us not repeat them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Patterson on November 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
Why aren't stories like this covered more in the U.S. media? As we debate whether to give the government more power over our health care, we can learn a lot from the countries that have already done so - often to their detriment. Government doesn't often solve problems, but it can make them worse, much worse, as these 100 heartbreaking stories attest.

"Shattered Lives" is an invaluable resource. Buy. Read. Share.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deneen L. Borelli on November 5, 2009
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Real stories from real people who have suffered the consequences of government-run health care. Their misfortune is a wake up call for those who believe the government knows what's best for you and your family. This book is an eye opener. To individuals who believe in freedom, buy this book and give it someone who does not.
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