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Book Review: Health Care Will Not Reform Itself

Credit: Jared RodriquezWe are vociferous readers at the Society of Actuaries and we want to pass on our review of a book that has gained renewed interest in health care circles. In his New York Times best seller, Health Care Will Not Reform Itself: A User’s Guide to Refocusing and Reforming American Health Care, Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson addresses the inadequacies with the U.S. health care system and improvements that can be achieved through health care reform, which is “within our reach.” This book came out in 2009 as Congress prepared to debate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As the ACA heads to the Supreme Court it is interesting to look back at the arguments Halvorson put forth. (more…)

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