Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Part 1: THE EVOLUTION OF U.S. HEALTH CARE SINCE THE 1960s
Chapter 1. Corporatization of Health Care Driving a Medical-Industrial Complex
Chapter 2. Evolution of the Private Health Insurance Industry
Chapter 3. New Medical Technologies: Impacts on the Costs of Health Care
Chapter 4. Increasing Privatization, Profiteering and Corruption
Chapter 5. Change of Values from a Service Ethic to a Business “Ethic”
Part 2: TODAY’S HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S.
Chapter 6. How Does the U.S. Health Care Rank Internationally?
Chapter 7. Disparities, Inequities and Systemic Racism
Chapter 8. Poor System Performance During the COVID Pandemic
Chapter 9. Failed Multi-Payer Financing Systems for U.S. Health Care
Chapter 10. How Wall Street and Corporate Interests Extract Profits and Professionalism
from Health Care
Chapter 11. Barriers to System Reform
Part 3: MAJOR OPPOSING FUTURE SCENARIOS FOR REFORMING HEALTH CARE
Chapter 12. “Free Market” Alternatives without Fundamental Reform
Chapter 13. Universal Coverage through National Health Insurance
Chapter 14. “Free Market” Profiteering vs. Not-for-Profit Patient Care: Which Will Prevail in 2040?
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