Ezekiel J. Emanuel. New York, NY: PublicAffairs; 2008. Paperback; 219 pages; $14.95. ISBN: 978-1-58648-662-4
The cost of American healthcare has skyrocketed to $2.1 trillion per year while outcomes remain mediocre and 47 million people have no health insurance. Emanuel’s comprehensive Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan offers up one that ensures universal coverage. Replacing employer health care with an affordable standard set of individual benefits, Americans could have the secondary gains of higher wages and job flexibility. Emanuel’s plan would save money while providing superior quality and coordinated care with reliable oversight. Healthcare, Guaranteed offers the tools necessary to revitalize the health care system for the benefit of all.