Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy--All at the Same Time

Michael Fine (Author) Bernard Lown (Foreword by)
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Product Details

PM Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2018
5.5 X 0.5 X 8.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Fine, MD, is a writer, community organizer, physician, and senior health strategist Central Falls, RI and Blackstone Valley Community Health Care. Dr. Bernard Lown is professor emeritus of cardiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and the developer of the direct current defibrillator. He cofounded the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, an organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize. Ariel Lown Lewiton is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the National, VICE, the Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.


"Dr. Fine's prose carries a clarity and sense of urgency that are motivating to an increasingly impatient profession and public. This book should inspire the nation to make a break with the same old political mess that is bankrupting Americans and undermining our democracy." --David H. Bor, MD, chief academic officer, Cambridge Health Alliance
"Health Care Revolt by Dr. Michael Fine is a critical read about what we need to do for the future of our health care system in America. In Central Falls we have now experienced the benefits of a neighborhood health station that has the capacity to serve the majority of the community and focus on preventive care. This model focuses on tackling health care issues from a grassroots level." --James A. Diossa, mayor of Central Falls, RI
"Michael Fine is one of the true heroes of primary care over several decades." --Dr. Doug Henley, CEO and executive vice president of the American Academy of Family Physicians
"In this trenchant and accessible diagnosis of the ills plaguing American healthcare, Fine, a family physician and former director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, argues that America has 'a healthcare market, not a healthcare system'--and everyone is worse off because of it... This book is an informative, insightful introduction to a complex topic." --Publishers Weekly
"Whether you work in health care or just want good health, and that covers pretty much everyone, Health Care Revolt is a must-read. We deserve better than the expensive and ineffective mess we have now." --G. Wayne Miller, http: //
Dr. Michael Fine believes that the for-profit model has completely corrupted our health care system and that addressing these concerns could be the most important issue facing our country. He joins us to discuss how we got here, the obstacles preventing true reform, and how he believes we can still create a health care system that serves everyone. --Interview, WBUR Radio Boston
"This is a revolutionary book. The author incites readers to embark on an audacious revolution to convert the American medical market into the American health care system. Dr. Fine is realistic; he acknowledges that it will be decades before this goal is attained, but emphasizes that it is time to begin." --T. P. Gariepy, CHOICE