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The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It by [Makary  MD, Marty ]
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The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It Kindle Edition

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Dr. Makary takes a deep dive into the real issues driving up the price of health care and explains how we can all take action to restore medicine to its noble mission. (Don Berwick MD, senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement)

[The Price We Pay] is a fascinating look at people and communities throughout America--Dr. Makary blends reportage, research, and personal anecdotes about how money is really spent in healthcare, how we got to where we are today, and who is affected the most. I just started this one, and I already want to tell everyone to read it. (BookRiot, "What to Read for #ScienceSeptember")

A must-read for every American. (Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBES magazine)

The Price We Pay is stuffed with examples of predatory billing, confusing costs and statistics that could make you despondent. But there's plenty of honesty, problem-solving and hope to leaven all that despair. (Washington Post)

As Democrats turn on the Affordable Care Act in favor of Medicare for all and Republicans seem split on how to fix the American health care system, surgeon and health policy professor Dr. Marty Makary addresses the system's brokenness and offers a hopeful take on how it can be solved in his upcoming book The Price We Pay. (The Daily Caller)

Makary's book is a call to action for medical professionals to speak out, businesses to look for better deals, and patients to push back on prices. (The Texas Observer)

[A] groundbreaking new treatise on why the cost of going to the doctor in the United States is spiraling out of control at an accelerating pace. . . . [The Price We Pay is] remarkably enlightening on a number of levels as well as exceptionally infuriating on others . . . We are indeed in dire straits, but it is not hopeless. And I think you will agree if you decide to add this one to your reading list. Highly recommended. (Bowling Green Daily News)

In this thoroughly reported primer Makary authoritatively and conversationally explains the money games of medicine. . . . He found that working Americans feel that the system is stacked against them; it seems that they're right. . . . Consider this book a powerful call to action for more information about health costs and for restoring the 'noble mission' of treating everyone with fairness and dignity. (Booklist, starred review)

I absolutely loved this book. Insightful, sharp, and essential reading-one of the top 5 books I've ever read. (Jay Newton-Small, TIME Magazine contributor and author of BROAD INFLUENCE)

Marty Makary is a great storyteller, making accessible the business of medicine and the new ideas disrupting it without losing the important details. Everyone should read this book, and then demand a more transparent and fair system. (Shantanu Agrawal MD, President and CEO, the National Quality Forum)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Unaccountable comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system--and the people who are saving it.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7960 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1635574110
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1 edition (10 September 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07MXPJ33B
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #345,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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