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The New Health Care System: Everything You Need to Know

David Nather

St. Martin's Griffin

Now that the health care reform bill has become the law of the land, millions of Americans will need help figuring out exactly how the new system will work and how it might affect their lives.  

This guide will teach people how the new health care exchanges are supposed to work.  In an easy, conversational manner, David Nather makes a complicated system easier to understand by answering all your questions.  Such as:. 

*How to apply for help in paying for insurance?
*Will your healthcare change if you work for a big company or a small company?
*How will the legislation affect you if you receive individual insurance, if you're uninsured, or if you are
on Medicare?
*What new protections are you supposed to get from the worst health insurance practices?
*Why did Congress decided everyone should be required to get health insurance?

For people who aren’t lawyers or policy wonks, but simply want to make sense of what to expect in their own lives, this book will be a must-read.

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How Health Insurance Works
Someone has to pay for the health care we all receive. But health care is expensive, and it’s getting more expensive all the time. Some of the increase in costs is for good reasons, such as the new and better medical technologies, procedures, and drugs that are coming out all the time. And some of it is for lousy reasons, such as the doctors who give us more tests and procedures than we really need, and the fact that we tend to pay doctors by how many services they perform rather than how effectively they treat us. For all of these reasons, health care would
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Praise for The New Health Care System: Everything You Need to Know

"The book sets a gold standard for those that will follow ... Daschle really, really knows his stuff—both the substance of health policy and the politics of Congress and the country." --Health Affairs

"In this clearly written primer on health-care reform, former Congressional Quarterly writer Nather explains how insurance works, what the big changes are, and when everything will happen. It’s a conversational guide that tells readers how to sign up for Medicare, and what to do if they’re uninsured, or if they work for a small business versus a large company. Readers won’t find comments from policy wonks, politicians, or even real people. This is a nonpartisan, just-the-facts book, which as Nather (not an unabashed booster of reform) explains, is an overview of how the system will work if everything in the law goes according to plan. Nather’s book, which includes a useful glossary, provides an excellent snapshot of how the post-reform health-care system should work as it stands now. It may quickly go out of date as Congress continues to tweak legislation, but it’s a good and necessary resource, and with any luck Nather will produce a sequel as needed." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Nather

  • David Nather is a writer in the Washington, D.C. area with 15 years of experience covering Congress and translating its work into plain English. He has had a running focus on health care and social policy, and has covered the politics of Congress and the White House as a senior writer for Congressional Quarterly, one of the most respected sources of news and analysis about Capitol Hill. He also spent five years covering health care policy in Congress for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., including the balanced-budget fights of the mid-1990s, the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the debates over patients’ rights.
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