"A vivid and timely account of the lurching history of American health care which is simultaneously thought-provoking, informative and entertaining -- and a hats-off salute to the role of cartoonists!" --Rosemary A. Stevens, PhD., Weill Cornell Medical College
"This is an insightful approach to telling a uniquely American story about health policy. It's a memorable journey through U.S. health reform history, and a cautionary tale about the obstacles facing all those who seek health care justice." --John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA; Harvard School of Public Health
About the Author
Georges C. Benjamin, MD
, is well-known in the world of public health as a leader, practitioner and administrator. Benjamin has been the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals, since December 2002. He came to that post from his position as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Benjamin became secretary of health in Maryland in April 1999, following four years as its deputy secretary for public health services. As secretary, Benjamin oversaw the expansion and improvement in the state s Medicaid program.