Sick

The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis---and the People Who Pay the Price

by Jonathan Cohn

On Sale: 05/06/2008

Sick

The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis---and the People Who Pay the Price

by Jonathan Cohn

On Sale: 05/06/2008

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About the Book

America's health care system is unraveling, with millions of hard-working people unable to pay for prescription drugs and regular checkups, let alone hospital visits. Jonathan Cohn traveled across the United States—the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee its citizens access to medical care—to investigate why this crisis is happening and to see firsthand its impact on ordinary Americans. Passionate, powerful, illuminating, and often devastating, Sick chronicles the decline of America's health care system, and lays bare the consequences any one of us could suffer if we don't replace it.

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Critical Praise

“No one has thought harder about our heath care system than Jonathan Cohn.” - E.J. Dionne, Jr., syndicated columnist and author of Why Americans Hate Politics

“Jonathan Cohn’s Sick is an eye-opening work on healthcare in America told through the stories of those in need.” - Jerome Groopman, author of The Anatomy of Hope

“This is a stunningly important book. Jonathan Cohn lays bare the tragedy of our health care system.” - Atul Gawande, author of Complications

“Cohn’s book will infuriate you enough to make you want to scream at every member of Congress, ‘Read this!’” - David K. Shipler, author of The Working Poor

“In Sick, Jonathan Cohn . . . has written a call-to-arms for a complete transformation of American medicine.” - Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

Sick is one of those rare books that combines the personal with the sharply analytical. - Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights

“An 80-year chronology of repeated market failure. . . . Read it and weep.” - Slate

“A terrific new book on our dysfunctional health care system.” - Paul Krugman, The New York Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060580469
  • ISBN 10: 0060580461
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/06/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues

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