Power to the Patient: Selected Health Care Issues and Policy Solutions
by Scott W. Atlas
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press 2005
Number of pages: 253
The debate rages on over how to cope with the rising costs of medical care -- proposed solutions range from a single payer system with a broad government control to loosely defined market-driven plans. The authors look at three key elements of health care costs and offer thoughtful, realistic suggestions to help stem the tide of rising expenses for everyone.
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