To determine where we should go, we need to know where we are and where we came from, which is aided by a newly published treatise by Kenneth A. Fisher, MD:
“Understanding Healthcare: A Historical Perspective,” available at: http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Healthcare-perspective-Kenneth-Fisher-ebook/dp/B01BX98TC2/
From Dr. Fisher:
This electronic book was written with a historical perspective so that the reader will gain a clear understanding of the misconceptions and accidents of history that have led to our present dysfunctional healthcare situation. To most people the American healthcare system is a confusing maze of inefficient complexity. I explain how this happened and what should we do about it. The reader will also learn about the scientific method, one of man’s greatest achievements, which led to modern medicine and the development of the profession. To understand the path we must take for all Americans to have access to comprehensive care at a price we can afford, we must understand the forces at work and the false starts we have taken over the years trying to achieve this so far elusive goal.