OverhaulHealthcare.com is the website for Dr. Doug Perednia’s ground breaking and revealing book Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine: Stop the Bleeding and $ave Trillions and his related popular blog The Road to Hellth (http://roadtohellth.com).
If you’re like most Americans, you’re both mystified and dismayed by what you’re seeing and hearing about healthcare in the news:
- The United States already spends nearly twice as much per person on healthcare when compared with other developed countries, yet all of healthcare reforms currently being considered would add nearly $1 trillion in additional spending over the next ten years. If our existing system is already the most expensive in the world, why are we having to spend more to fix it?
- Everyone agrees that America’s healthcare system is riddled with “waste” and “inefficiency”, but none of the healthcare reform measures currently proposed by Congress or the Executive Branch do anything to identify or address it. Why not?
- While most of the U.S. economy relies on free market forces to promote efficiency and equilibrate the cost of goods and services, the amount actually paid for healthcare goods and services is almost universally dictated by government and private insurers. How can we have a system in which prices are fixed, but medical costs continue to spiral out of control?
- Virtually all Americans agree on the need for healthcare reform, yet they overwhelmingly mistrust both the government and private insurers. Are the government and insurers part of the solution, or part of the problem?
Overhauling America’s Healthcare Machine is the untold story of how government and insurance company-created complexity is tearing the U.S. healthcare system apart. The inefficiency, administrative overhead and unnecessary spending created is making insurance inaccessible or unaffordable for millions, driving providers from practice and adding over half a trillion dollars annually to healthcare spending.