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Oxymorons. The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System

  • ID: 2239595
  • Book
  • September 2001
  • Region: United States
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In this impassioned and often vitriolic book - a follow-up to the author's bestselling Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century - U.S. health care industry expert J.D. Kleinke offers an unflinching look at our broken health care system. Throughout the book, Kleinke - who was once a vocal advocate of the managed health care system - explains what went wrong and attempts to answer such perplexing questions as:

Who's in charge of the American health care system?
How does managed care work . . . or not work?
Why have hospitals become so complex?
What are the prospects for reform?
Does the Internet change anything?
Can we solve the growing problem of the uninsured?
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About the Author.

1. Wars, Strikes, Riots, and Acts of Congress.

The Accidental Patient.

The Accidental Provider.

Is There a Doctor in the Corporation?

A MedicalChicken in Every Pot?

I m from the Government, andI m Here to Audit You.

Back Alleys and IntegratedCare Systems.

Chocolate and Vanilla Politics.

2. Playing with the Boss s Money.

Ten Thousand Little Health Care Systems.

Life in theData Mines.

Continuity Conundrum.

Stuck inFifty Catatonic States.

Toward a New Federalism?

Who Benefits from the Proliferation of Benefit Plans?

3. The HMO Will See You Now.

Diagnosis: Organizational Multiple Personality Disorder.

Data Speak Louder Than TV Ads.

MCO MultiplePersonality Disorder, Deconstructed.

Who Buys anOunce of Prevention?

You Get What You Pay For.

4. The Health Care Jobs Program.

The Managed Care Jobs Program.

Life on the HospitalChain Gang.

Old South, New South.

Spoonfulsof Sugar.

5. Chaos in the Clinic.

Having a Bad O Hare Day.

From Here to Infinity.

Why It Is Called Medical Practice .



My Data Can BeatUp Your Data.

From Infinity Back to Here.

6. Vaporware.com.

Nightmare on Wall Street.

A Fix for Health Care sPermanent Love Triangle?

Is There a Doctor in theCorporation.com?

Whose Preferred Provider?

Open Your E-mail and Say Ah .

Nightmare on WallStreet: The Remake.

7. A System for the Uninsured.

A Not-for-Profit Hospital by Any Other Name.

Waitingfor Godot s Reform Plan.

8. A Simple Plan.

My Tax Break Is Your Tax Break.

ERISA (or SomethingLike It) for All.

The Benefits of Standard Benefits.

9. Personal Effects.


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"In his first book "Bleeding Edge," and his editorials in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere were his argument on behalf of managed care, then "Oxymorons" is his mea culpa." (The Wall Street Journal, 12/11/01). . "The book is interesting, easy to read, and flows smoothly." (Journal for Healthcare Quality, October 2002)
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