Health care turning point: why single payer won't work

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
MIT Press,
Pub. Date:
[2010]
Language:
English
Description

An expert debunks popular misconceptions about health policy, including the merits of single-payer plans, and offers an alternative.

In the battle over health care reform we can try to fashion new policies based on old ideas—or we can acknowledge today's demographic and economic realities. In Health Care Turning Point, health policy expert Roger Battistella argues that the conventional wisdom that dominates health policy debates is out of date. Battistella takes on popular misconceptions about the advantages of single-payer plans, the role of the market, and other health policy issues and outlines a pragmatic new approach.

Few would disagree that the current system is broken. But, Battistella asserts provocatively, a government takeover of health insurance patterned after Medicare and Medicaid won't work either. Battistella argues that contrary to popular belief, single-payer coverage will not lower health spending but would encourage overconsumption and drive costs up. If consumers were responsible for buying their own health insurance (as they are for buying their own car and home insurance), he argues, they'd look for value and demand greater price and quality transparency from providers.

The economic shibboleth that the principles of market competition don't apply to health care is nonsense, Battistella says. We won't achieve real health care reform until policy makers adjust to this reality and adopt a more pragmatic view.

More Details
ISBN:
9780262014076
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDc6c58330-716f-f803-897c-a38738c9c967
Grouping Titlehealth care turning point why single payer won t work
Grouping Authorbattistella roger m
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-02 04:44:08AM
Last Indexed2019-10-15 04:47:40AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorBattistella, Roger M.
author_displayBattistella, Roger M
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
idc6c58330-716f-f803-897c-a38738c9c967
isbn9780262014076
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13245946.i14863248Central Adult Nonfiction362.10425 BATTI1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 08, 2019can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-10-15T08:47:40.976Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington362.10425 BATTI
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9780262014076
publishDate2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13245946BookBooksEnglishMIT Press, [2010]xx, 165 pages ; 24.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13245946.i14863248On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetHealth care reform -- United States
Medical policy -- United States
title_displayHealth care turning point : why single payer won't work
title_fullHealth care turning point : why single payer won't work / Roger M. Battistella
title_shortHealth care turning point
title_subwhy single payer won't work