Healing the harm in american health care

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You get what you pay for, right?

Not when it comes to health care in America. We pay twice as much as any other developed nation for health care, yet we have the worst health of them all. If the safety record of American hospitals were transposed onto the airline industry, a fully loaded 747 would crash every other week! And while we pay the highest taxes for health care in the world, tens of thousands of Americans die each year from treatable illness merely because they can’t afford medical care.

How did we reach this shameful state? You’ll be shocked to find out not only who’s to blame, but more importantly, how easy the solution can be.


Clarion Rating: 4 out of 5

The Purple World is a powerful and insightful text that forwards suggestions for common sense health care reform.

Joseph Q. Jarvis’s personalized The Purple World focuses on health care and navigates partisan lines with skill, critiquing the for-profit models of the US’s medical infrastructures….

About the author

Born and raised in Arizona, Dr. Joseph Q. Jarvis received his college education at Brigham Young University and his medical and public health professional degrees from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is board certified in public health/general preventive medicine and occupational and environmental medicine.

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Healthcare; Brave, Not Perfect; Stereotypes

Guest: Joseph Q. Jarvis, Author, “The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care” How to improve America’s expensive healthcare system is a crucial issue for the 24 Democrats hoping to become president. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren lead the...

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The Affordable Care Act isn’t: So, what is?

Middle-class families across the United States who have no employment-based health benefits are increasingly finding the cost of health insurance offered under the aegis of the so-called Affordable Care Act to be, well, unaffordable. Tens of millions of taxpayers paid...

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