Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis (Hardcover)

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In the groundbreaking book Priceless, renowned healthcare economist John Goodman reveals how patients, healthcare providers, employers, and employees are all trapped in a dysfunctional, bureaucratic, healthcare system fraught with perverse incentives that raise costs, reduce quality, and make care less accessible. Unless changed, these incentives will only worsen the problems in the coming months and years. He demonstrates how market forces have been driven out from the American healthcare system, making it nearly impossible to solve problems as effectively or efficiently as in virtually every other type of consumer marketplace. Goodman cuts through the politics to think "outside the box" and propose dozens of bold and crucial innovations that, if adopted, would enable caregivers, entrepreneurs, and patients to use their knowledge and creativity to create access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare.

About the Author


John C. Goodman is a research fellow at the Independent Institute anda Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of which he is president. He is the author of more than 50 studies on health policy, retirement reform, and tax issues, as well as nine books, including Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws; Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World; and The Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis. His articles have been featured in publications such as Health Affairs, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Dallas, Texas."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781598130836
ISBN-10: 1598130838
Publisher: Independent Institute
Publication Date: June 2012
Pages: 371
Language: English
Series: Independent Studies in Political Economy