Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System
October 2001, Jossey-Bass
Who's in charge of the American health care system?
How does managed care work . . . or not work?
Why have hospitals become so complex?
What are the prospects for reform?
Does the Internet change anything?
Can we solve the growing problem of the uninsured?
About the Author.
1. Wars, Strikes, Riots, and Acts of Congress.
The Accidental Patient.
The Accidental Provider.
Is There a Doctor in the Corporation?
A MedicalChicken in Every Pot?
I m from the Government, andI m Here to Audit You.
Back Alleys and IntegratedCare Systems.
Chocolate and Vanilla Politics.
2. Playing with the Boss s Money.
Ten Thousand Little Health Care Systems.
Life in theData Mines.
Stuck inFifty Catatonic States.
Toward a New Federalism?
Who Benefits from the Proliferation of Benefit Plans?
3. The HMO Will See You Now.
Diagnosis: Organizational Multiple Personality Disorder.
Data Speak Louder Than TV Ads.
MCO MultiplePersonality Disorder, Deconstructed.
Who Buys anOunce of Prevention?
You Get What You Pay For.
4. The Health Care Jobs Program.
The Managed Care Jobs Program.
Life on the HospitalChain Gang.
Old South, New South.
5. Chaos in the Clinic.
Having a Bad O Hare Day.
From Here to Infinity.
Why It Is Called Medical Practice .
My Data Can BeatUp Your Data.
From Infinity Back to Here.
Nightmare on Wall Street.
A Fix for Health Care sPermanent Love Triangle?
Is There a Doctor in theCorporation.com?
Whose Preferred Provider?
Open Your E-mail and Say Ah .
Nightmare on WallStreet: The Remake.
7. A System for the Uninsured.
A Not-for-Profit Hospital by Any Other Name.
Waitingfor Godot s Reform Plan.
8. A Simple Plan.
My Tax Break Is Your Tax Break.
ERISA (or SomethingLike It) for All.
The Benefits of Standard Benefits.
9. Personal Effects.
"The book is interesting, easy to read, and flows smoothly." (Journal for Healthcare Quality, October 2002) "J.D. Kleinke takes us on a fearless, often harrowing journey to the beating heart of the U.S. health care system, dispelling much of the conventional wisdom about what is wrong with that system, and focusing our attention on what will and will not work to fix it. Oxymorons is a comprehensive, uncompromising, and durable milestone in the annals of health policy, medical, and business literature." John Iglehart, national correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine and founding editor, Health Affairs
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