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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Weil Narrator: Andrew Weil Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A landmark book that shows us exactly how we have let health and medicine become a crisis in our society and what we can all do to resolve it

Healthcare is no longer just a public issue; for millions of Americans it is now a crisis on their own doorstep. Cost of medical care today are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. Although policy makers have weighed in on all sides, in this book, bestselling author Andrew Weil, MD, 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. 

Dr. Weil states that we have a right to good healthcare that is effective, accessible, and affordable. Many Americans would be surprised to know that our national health is far from the best in the world, even though we spend more money on it than any other country. The World Health Organization recently rated America thirty-seventh in health outcomes, on par with Serbia. 

Tackling head-on the Three Major Myths of American Medicine, Dr. Weil shows how medical schools fail to give future doctors the education they need to care for patients, how insurance companies have destroyed our opportunity to get excellent care, and how pharmaceutical companies have come to rule our lives. The solution involves nothing less than the creation of a completely new culture of health and medicine in this country, one that we can each start building today.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole L. | 12/27/2013

    " I love the vision that Dr. Weil presents for the field of healthcare. Great book and well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 12/22/2013

    " An Excellent book. Talking about American health and Health Care. Explains about insurance, the pharmaceutical industry, and doctors; how it was, how we got to the predicament we are in. (the downward spiral we find ourselves in); and how it can be. He gives a well thought out/articulate outlines/ possible solutions to this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holly | 12/19/2013

    " If you are looking to be motivated to be a healthier you, I recommend you read this book. HOLY COW OBESITY IS BAD FOR US!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 11/14/2013

    " Dr. Weil spells clearly spells out what's wrong with the American healthcare system from top to bottom. I liked his holistic approach that included the complexity of the problems with our medical training programs, federal regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and on and on. I appreciate that he doesn't just list the problems, but identifies potential solutions. He's 100% right that the American public can't rely on its representatives in government to do the right thing for its constituents when they have conflicts of interest. For those confused by the healthcare debate, Dr. Weil lays out the issues and how to address them, one by one. "

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