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3.0 out of 5 stars The book stops before it gets to the hard part., April 28, 2007
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This review is from: Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis---and the People Who Pay the Price (Hardcover)
The book is excellent as far as it goes but the book stops just when it is getting started. The anecdotes are interesting and tragic. The author convincingly makes the case for universal health care but does not say how it might work, what it would cost or how it would be paid for. He claims that perhaps the best universal health care system is to be found in France. He does not give many details. One wishes he had included a detailed comparison of existing health care systems around the world say in Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Japan. He should write a sequel giving the needed analysis.
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Initial post: Jun 21, 2007 8:50:09 PM PDT
John B. says:
Any honest analysis of European healthcare systems will expose the fact that tax supported single-payer systems are fraught with problems.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 5:20:25 AM PST
S. Wright says:
For D. Thompson and anyone else wanting a book about health care systems in France, Germany, Japan, Britain, and Canada:
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
by T. R. Reid (2009), has a separate chapter for each of those five health care systems.
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