Do Not Resuscitate: Why the Health Insurance Industry is Dying, and How We Must Replace It
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Theresa Welsh said DOES OUR INSURANCE ACTUALLY PROTECT US?. In this highly researched and well-written book, Dr. John Geyman lays out in clear language the repeated failure of the private health insurance industry to provide affordable and comprehensive coverage. With a wealth of facts and figures, Dr. Geyman shows how the continuous rise of health care costs has meant insurance companies must work hard at excluding anyone who might require expensive treatment, reduce coverage for everyone and constantly raise premium rates.This has led to awareness on the part of the public tha. Essential reading for anyone interested in health care Physician John Geyman, emeritus professor at the University of Washington medical school, lays out a detailed and compelling case for a single-payer national health insurance program for the United States.Geyman traces the development of the private insurance industry from its non-profit beginnings to the profit-seeking, risk-avoiding behemoth of today. He then dissects industry practices, including denial of coverage, bait and switch, policy cancellation, limited benefit policies, inadequate disclosure, deceptive marke. Poor writing and bad editing. From the moment you take this out of the package, you can tell this was not published by a reputable, mainstream company.Many books on this subject (our health insurance industry) have a bias, but this book reads more like an angry op-ed piece than a well-written piece of non-fiction.Sadly, the result is that even the researched facts become tainted with opinion, effectively destroying the credibility of the material.Instead, look for T. R. Reid's "The Healing of America."
About the AuthorJohn Geyman is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He has spent 25 years in academic family medicine.
“Geyman’s literary voice arises from his unusual professional and political trajectories: from country doctor to academic department chair and prominent journal editor, and from longtime Republican to president of Physicians for a National Health Program a passionate advocate and scholar.”—The New England Journal of Medicine“The raging debate over how to pay for health insurance has missed a profoundly important fact: As big as it is, as tight of a grip it has on American life, the health insurance industry is dying,” states John Geyman, MD, in Do Not Resuscitate: Why the Health Insurance Industry is Dying, and How We Must Replace It. Written for lay readers, health care professionals, and policymakers alike, Do Not Resuscitate moves beyond books that decry our current problems to reveal what the trend for more than half a century of increasing costs and decreasing coverage really means. In one of many examples Geyman cites, as employers cut costs in a global economy, the cost of health insurance as a proportion of wages is rising to the po
He has spent 25 years in academic family medicine.. John Geyman is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA