Healing American Healthcare

A Plan to Provide Quality Care for All While Saving $1 Trillion a Year

Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics
168 Pages
Reviewed on 01/29/2019
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Reviewed by Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite

“Americans will always do the right thing in the end, but only after exhausting all other possibilities.” This humorous but perceptive quote from Winston Churchill introduces a deeply intriguing and timely proposal for universal healthcare in the U.S. as outlined by Edward C. Eichhorn Jr. and Dr. Michael Hutchinson (Eichhorn-Hutchinson Plan) in their book: Healing American Healthcare. Their proposal is based on years of study, professional experience, considerable and well-documented research, and a set of foundational presumptions held by a majority of Americans:

1. Health care should be a birthright and not a privilege.
2. Seeking health care should not have the potential to lead to bankruptcy.
3. We need to address the cost of health care and the excessive profit that exists in our health care system.

The Eichhorn-Hutchinson Plan is also informed by one overriding, readily verifiable statistic: The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, on a per capita basis, yet has poorer aggregate outcomes and poorer coverage than any other country in the developed world.

The Allcare option envisioned by Edward C. Eichhorn Jr. and Dr. Michael Hutchinson in Healing American Healthcare “is not a socialistic system; it is a federally funded program with services provided by privately owned and operated entities, much like Medicare.” Supported by figures and projections easily understood by the general reader, this plan deserves attention and consideration from anyone interested in resolving the current healthcare crisis in America, but most especially from legislators responsible for bringing the United States into healthy co-existence with our progressive partners in the world.