Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-230) and index.
Is the U.S. health care system failing?. The U.S. health care system needs to change / Ben Furnas ; Americans have much to lose if the U.S. health care system is changed / Michael D. Tanner ; Too many people do not have health insurance / Clark Newhall ; The media have exaggerated the number of Americans without health insurance / Sally Pipes ; Open-ended insurance payments encourage abuse of the health care system / Robert B. Helms ; Open-ended insurance payments do not lead to abuse of the health care system / Malcolm Gladwell ; The U.S. health care system is a leader in medical innovation despite its shortcomings / Tyler Cowen -- Is access to health care a moral issue?. Access to health care is a human right / Helen Redmond ; Health care is not a right / Leonard Peikoff ; Treating health care as a human right would increase health care costs / Donald J. Boudreaux ; Treating health care as a human right would reduce health care costs / Gary Dorrien ; Universal health care is unbiblical / Mark H. Creech ; Universal health care is a moral issue for faith-based investors / Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility -- Does universal health care work in other countries?. The universal health care systems of other countries provide better care for less money / Karin J. Robinson ; The universal health care systems of other countries provide lower quality health care / John C. Goodman ; The Canadian single-payer system provides a good model for universal coverage in the United States / Sara Robinson ; The Canadian model for achieving universal health care is not a good one for the United States / George C. Halvorson ; The French model for universal health care is better than the Canadian model / Paul V. Dutton -- What steps can the U.S. take to achieve universal health care?. Expansion of Medicare is the best way to provide universal access to quality health care / Johnathon S. Ross ; Medicare is the wrong model for reforming the U.S. health care system / William P. Hoar ; The United States should move rapidly to implement universal health care / Chris Farrell ; The United States should move forward cautiously to implement universal health care / Henry J. Aaron ; The United States can achieve universal health care without dismantling the existing health care system / Atul Gawande ; It is possible for the United States to achieve universal health care while protecting scientific innovation / Jonathan Cohn.