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  1. 1. Talking About TalkingAboutSinglePayer Single Payer James F. Burdick, MD Burdick Health Care Equality for America N H P This book describes an optimistic new approach to improving health care delivery to cover every American. Quality will be improved while costs will be lowered, ending the misery and grievances plaguing U.S. health care now. Dr. Burdick proposes an original doctors’ board to in- dependently oversee care using a new approach to mon- itor quality. Joined with a convenient national electronic medical record system, this unique single payer system will free doctors to deal with each patient individually. With these innovations, Dr. Burdick limits market in- fluences and politics in medical decisions so that each patient will receive care guided by their personal medical needs. Thirty interviews with a broad range of authorities provide startling new insights about the adoption of a single payer structure for American health care.These experts complement Dr. Burdick’s own clinical and Federal experience as a leader in overseeing the country’s organ trans- plantation program. Through these unique initiatives, Dr. Burdick provides common sense solutions to the political and social challenges currently anchoringAmerican health care to costly and med- ically inferior practices. Such progress is more possible now than ever before. “I believe that health care is a right for all people.The question is: how do you provide good quality health care to all people in the most cost effective way?” —Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator,VT, and U.S. Presidential Candidate “It’s a moral crime that a significant portion of the U.S.population doesn’t have coverage.I think there is a huge,unmet role for physicians to make the argument for coverage,wheth- er or not that’s linked explicitly to single payer or to single payer as one of the options.” —Steve Schroeder, Professor of Health and Health Care at U.C. San Francisco, former President of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation “I’m supportive of single payer. I don’t think it’s likely we’re going to see it for the forsee- able future.“ —Tom Daschle, Former Senate Majority Leader “Within 10 years we’re going to have a system that’s more like Switzerland’s or Canada’s.” — Jim Duderstadt, PhD, engineer, member of the NAS and former President of the University of Michigan) Near Horizons Publishing Saint Michaels, Maryland Nearhorizonspub.com Accessibility Accountibilty Affordability 9 780997 054507 ISBN 978-0-9970545-0-7 $14.95 paperback Health Care Reform

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