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Author Himmelstein, David U.

Title Bleeding the patient : the consequences of corporate healthcare / David Himmelstein and Steffie Woodhandler ; with Ida Hellander
Published Monroe, ME : Common Courage Press, [2001]


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Description 238 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents Introduction: The Failure of "Free Market" Healthcare -- Ch. 1. Rich Country, Poor Care -- Ch. 2. Increasing Inequality: The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Sick -- Ch. 3. The Inefficiencies of Private Healthcare: Rationing in the Midst of Plenty -- Ch. 4. Profit-Driven Managed Care: The Disease, Not the Cure -- Ch. 5. Medicare HMOs: Tax-Funded Profiteering -- Ch. 6. The HMO Scam: Rich Investors, Poor Care -- Ch. 7. Corporate Care: Inferior Quality, Inflated Prices -- Ch. 8. Thinking Clearly on Drugs: Pharmaceutical Profiteering -- Ch. 9. Solutions are at Hand: Other Nations Do Better -- Ch. 10. Northern Light: Canada's Experience with National Health Insurance -- Ch. 11. A National Health Program and American Culture: Do They Mesh? -- Ch. 12. A National Health Program for for the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Health maintenance organizations -- United States.
Managed care plans (Medical care) -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Health insurance -- United States.
Health Maintenance Organizations -- economics.
Delivery of Health Care -- economics.
Delivery of Health Care -- statistics & numerical data.
Health Maintenance Organizations -- statistics & numerical data.
Health Policy -- economics.
SUBJECT United States.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
Author Woodhandler, Steffie
Hellander, Ida.
LC no. 2001017274
ISBN 1567512062 paperback
1567512070 paperback