Health Care Reform?

Whether you’re in favor of it, or opposed to it, it’s undeniable that Health Care Reform is super Hot Right Now and getting Hotter. Don’t be left in the dark on this topic; San Diego County Library has the latest titles on this important issue! Below are just a few of the hottest items in our collection at the moment:

The Healing of America: a Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T. R. Reid

Washington Post correspondent Reid (The United States of Europe) explores health-care systems around the world in an effort to understand why the U.S. remains the only first world nation to refuse its citizens universal health care. Neither financial prudence nor concern for the commonweal explains the American position, according to Reid, whose findings divulge that the U.S. not only spends more money on health care than any other nation but also leaves 45 million residents uninsured, allowing about 22,000 to die from easily treatable diseases.

Why Our Health Care Matters: a Vision of Medicine that Can Transform Our Future by Andrew Weil

Although policy makers have weighed in on all sides, in this book, bestselling author Andrew Weil, M.D., identifies the root of the problem. He shows us exactly how we have become embroiled in the present situation and provides a solution that will not only make healthcare affordable, but will also put each one of us on the road to optimum health.

Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform by Howard Dean

As a both a Democratic Party standard bearer and a former practicing physician, Gov. Dean (You Have the Power, Winning Back America) has placed himself at the forefront of grass-roots organizing for healthcare reform. In a searing indictment of private insurers who put profits ahead of care, Dean advocates a public-health insurance option, posing the question: “Is private health insurance really health insurance? Or is it simply an extension of the things that have been happening on Wall Street?”
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About Steven Deineh

Steven is a librarian at San Diego County Library headquarters. He mostly enjoys reading young adult fiction (some of his favorites include Feed by M.T. Anderson, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling), science fiction/fantasy (Ender's Game & series by Orson Scott Card, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke), and fiction (anything by Sarah Waters, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett). When not reading, you can find him sleeping, drinking coffee, and wanderlusting all over San Diego County and the world.

One thought on “Health Care Reform?

  1. I think your post is great! “Health is wealth” is known to all and everyone wants good health. I love the San Diego County Library and will check this site regularly to see what you folks are up to each week!

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