Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System

Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown. It was a signature piece of legislation for President Obama’s first term, and also a ball and chain for his second.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania who also served as a special adviser to the White House on health care reform, has written a brilliant diagnostic explanation of why health care in America has become such a divisive social issue, how money and medicine have their own—quite distinct—American story, and why reform has bedeviled presidents of the left and right for more than one hundred years.
Emanuel also explains exactly how the ACA reforms are reshaping the health care system now. He forecasts the future, identifying six mega trends in health that will determine the market for health care to 2020 and beyond. His predictions are bold, provocative, and uniquely well-informed. Health care—one of America’s largest employment sectors, with an economy the size of the GDP of France—has never had a more comprehensive or authoritative interpreter.

Title:Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System
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  • Bonnie Samuel

    Anyone interested in knowing exactly what is in the ACA should read this book. I considered myself fairly well-versed on what the legislation will do, but there is even more to it than I thought. Eman...

  • Ethan

    Zeke Emanuel’s book on the American health care system and the Affordable Care Act can be a bit of a bumpy ride, but on the whole this rather breathless tour de force well worth the attention of tho...

  • Brenna

    Should really be a must read for all Americans who want to comment on ACA or health care system in general :)...

  • Robert

    Reinventing American Healthcare is a pleasurable antidote to the ongoing misinformation about the ACA and the US healthcare system. In Part 1, Dr. Emanuel describes in great detail how the American he...

  • Amaya Diana

    Read for work. 5 star review so I don’t get fired....

  • Andrew Breza

    Reinventing American Health Care is really three books in one. It is a history of the United States healthcare system, offering something like an express version of Paul Starr's 1982 classic, The Soci...

  • Judy Churchill

    I am deeply involved in the Healthcare field so have been living the ACA for almost five years. Although this book could not have been written in the year 2010, it would have been a great primer. It g...

  • Shaun

    I read this book to better understand the Affordable Healthcare Act, Obamacare. It came to me highly recommended and it did not disappoint. I actually learned what's included in the ACA and it seemed ...

  • Madeline

    Ugh, this book was overly-complex, didn’t illustrate its points well and was honestly kind of boring. We recently read another healthcare book for our course, and it was quite a bit better. By compa...

  • Krystal

    So, it took me about two months to finally get this one finished. This obviously wasn't my first choice when I was ready to curl up with a good book. At least now I have some idea about how all this i...