Just over 25 years ago now, Dr. Alan Lindemann and I wrote a book about the high cost of health care in the United States and what needed to be done to make any real changes in the way health care in this country was heading.
The issues Dr. Lindemann and I discussed in our book, Modern Medicine: What You’re Dying To Know are still with us. Only predictably worse. Actually, even worse than we had anticipated.
All developed countries except the U.S. have universal health care for their residents. These countries have much lower maternal death rates than the U.S.
We reprinted the book even though there are now many more books on how to fix the dysfunctional health care system in this country, but few of them address the real problems we wrote about back then.