An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back /
- An American sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it back /
- Rosenthal, Elisabeth, 1956- author.
- MCPHS Boston
- Complaint: Unaffordable healthcare -- The age of insurance -- The age of hospitals -- The age of physicians -- The age of pharmaceuticals -- The age of medical devices -- The age of testing and ancillary services -- The age of contractors: Billing, coding, collections, and new medical businesses -- The age of research and good works for profit: The perversion of a noble enterprise -- The age of conglomerates -- The age of healthcare as pure business -- The age of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- The high price of patient complacency -- Doctors' bills -- Hospital bills -- Insurance costs -- Drug and medical device costs -- Bills for tests and ancillary services -- Better healthcare in a digital age -- Appendix A: Pricing/shopping tools -- Appendix B: Tools for vetting hospitals -- Appendix C: Glossary for medical bills and explanations of benefits -- Appendix D: Tools to help you figure out whether a test or a procedure is really necessary -- Appendix E: Templates for protest letters.
- Online access:
- No online access
- Library holdings:
MCPHS Circulation - Boston Campus
RA395.A3 R674 2017