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Common Sense Medicine.

Health Care Blog.

In the Library: Articles

Atkinson, Carla. "No pay, no stay: dumping uninsured patients is illegal, but have hospitals noticed?" Public Citizen (7-8/91):17-19.

Blendon, Robert J.; Robert Leitman, Ian Morrison & Karen Donelan. "Satisfaction with health systems in ten nations," Health Affairs (sum 90):185-92.

__________ & Karen Donelan. "The public & the emerging debate over national health insurance," New England Journal of Medicine (7/19/90):208-12.

Davis, L.J. “Medscam,” Mother Jones (3/95). An investigation into fraud in the medical industry.

Glasser, Ronald J. MD "The doctor is not in," Harper's (3/98):35-41.

Hayford, Justin. "Insurance companies purge people with AIDS," Progressive (4/96):32-34.

Himmelstein, David U. & Steffie Woolhandler. "The corporate compromise: a Marxist view of health policy," Monthly Review 42,1(5/90):14-29.

Hunt, Charles W. "Aids and capitalist medicine," Monthly Review 39,18 (1/88):11-25.

Marks, Alexandra. "Even biggest firms now cut health insurance," Christian Science Monitor (10/28/03):1,10.

Rader, Dotson. "We lost our health insurance," Parade Magazine (8/15/04):4-6. Three eloquent examples for argument that UlS health care insurance system is broken, with case for reform by Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld.

Schneider, Eric C; Alan M. Zaslavsky & Arnold M. Epstein. "Racial disparities in the quality of care for enrollees in Medicare managed care," Journal of the American Medical Association(3/13/02).

Sherrill, Robert. "Medicine & the madness of the market," Nation special issue (1/9-16/95).

Silverstein, Ken. "Millions for Viagra, pennies for diseases of the poor. Research money goes to profitable lifestyle drugs," Nation (7/19/99):13-19.

Sullivan, Kip. “Drop dead,” In These Times (9/30/02):16-18.

___________. “Minnesota fat cats,” In These Times (7/8/02):18-20.

Wellstone, Paul. "The GOP's lethal medicare cure," Tikkun (11-12/95):25.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abraham, Laurie Kaye. Mama Might be Better Off Dead. The Failure of Health Care in Urban America (Chicago, 1994).

Barlett, Donald L. & James B. Steele. Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business -- & Bad Medicine (NY: Doubleday, 2004).

Berridge, Virginia & Kelly Loughlin (eds.) Medicine, the Market & Mass Media: Producing Health in the 20th C. (NY: Routledge, 2004).

Bogdanich, Walt. The Great White Lie: Dishonesty, Waste, & Incompetence in the Medical Community (NY: Touchstrone, 1991).

Brownlee, Shannon. Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker & Poorer (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007).

Callahan, Daniel. What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative (Berkeley: U of California, 2003).

Chu, Franklin D. The Madness Establishment: Ralph Nader's Study Group Report on the National Institute of Mental Health (NY: Grossman, 1974).

Cook, Fred J. The Plot Against the Patient (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967).

Court, Jamie & Francis Smith. Making a Killing: HMOs and the Threat to Your Health (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1999).

Doyal, Lesley & Imogen Pennell. The Political Economy of Health (Boston: South End, 198?).

Ehrenreich, Barbara. The American Health Empire: Power, Profits, & Politics (NY, 1971).

Blank, Robert H. The Price of Life. The Future of American Health Care (NY, 1997).

Fort, Meredith; Mary Anne Mercer & Oscar Gish (eds.) Sickness & Wealth: The Corporate Assault on Global Health (Cambridge MA: South End, 2005).

Fox, Daniel M. Power & Illness. The Failure & Future of American Health Policy (Berkeley: U. California, 1995).

Greenberg, Daniel S. Science, Money, & Politics: Political Triumph & Ethical Erosion (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2003).

Greider, Ketherine. The Big Fix: How the Pharmaeutical Industry Rips Off American Customers (NY: Public Affairs, 2003.

Halverson, George C. Strong Medicine (NY: Random House, 1993).

Himmelstein, David; Steffie Woolhandler & Sidney M. Wolfe. The Vanishing Health Care Safety Net: New Data on Uninsured Americans (Cambridge MA: Center for National Health Program Studies, 1991).

__________. The Growing Epidemic of Uninsurance: New Data on the Health Insurance Coverage of Americans (Cambridge MA: Center for National Health Program Studies, 1992).

__________ & Steffie Woolhandler. Bleeding the Patient: The Consequences of Corporate Healthcare (Monroe ME, 2001).

Horton, Richard. Health Wars (NY: NY Review, 2003)

Hoyt, Edwin P. Condition Critical: Our Hospital Crisis (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966).

__________. Your Health Insurance: A Story of Failure (NY: John Day, 1970).

Illich, Ivan. Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis, the Expropriation of Health (London: Boyars, 1976).

Kassirer, Jereome P., MD. On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health (NY: Oxford, 2004).

Kim, Jim Yong & others. (eds.) Dying for Growth. Global Inequalities & the Health of the Poor (Monroe ME, 2000).

Lindorff, Dave. Marketplace Medicine: The Rise of the For-Profit Hospital Chains (NY: Bantam, 1992).

McKenzie, Nancy F. (ed.) Beyond Crisis: Confronting Health Care in the US (NY?: Meridian, 1994).

Navarro, Vicente. Medicine under Capitalism (NY: Prodist, 1976).

__________ (ed.) Health & Medical Care in the US: A Critical Analysis (Farmingdale NY: Baywood, 1977).

__________ (ed.) Class Struggle, the State, & Medicine: An Historical & Contemporary Analysis of the Medical Sector in Great Britain (NY: Prodoist, 1978).

__________ (ed.) Imperialism, Health & Medicine (Farmingdale NY: Baywood, 1981).

__________ & Daniel M. Berman (eds.) Health & Work under Capitalism: An International Perspective (Farmingdale NY: Baywood, 1983).

__________. Crisis, Health & Medicine: A Social Critique (NY: Tavistock, 1986).

__________ (ed.) Why the US Does not Have a National Health Program (Amityville NY: Baywood, 1992).

__________. Dangerous to Your Health: Capitalism in Health Care (NY: Monthly Review, 1993).

__________. The Politics of Health Policy: The US Reforms, 1980-1994 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994).

__________ (ed.) The Political Economy of Social Inequalities: Consequences for Health & Quality of Life (Amityville NY: Baywood, 2002).

Oberlander, Jonathan. The Political Life of Medicare (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2003).

Olsen, Gwen. Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher: God's Call to Loving Arms (?: iUniverse, 2005). Critique of the role of Big Pharma in promoting prescription drug abuse, & contributing thereby to the multifaceted dysfunction of America's health care delivery system.

Savitt, Todd L. & James Harvey Young. Disease & Distinctiveness in the American South (Knoxville: U. Tennessee, 1988).

Scarpaci, Joseph. (ed.) Health Services Privatization in Industrial Societies (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1989).

Sharkey, Joe. Bedlam: Greed, Profiteering & Fraud in a Mental Health System Gone Crazy (NY: St. Martin's, 1994).

Silverman, Milton. The Drugging of the Americas: How Multinational Drug Companies Say One thing about their Products to Physicians in the US, and Another to Physicians in Latin America (Berkeley, 1976).

Starr, Paul. The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession & the Making of a Vast Industry (NY: Basic Books, 1982).

__________. Health Care & the Poor: The Last Twenty Years (Madison WI, 1985?).

Teays, Wanda & Laura M. Purdy (eds.) Bioethics, Justice, & Health Care (Belmont CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2001).

Turshen, Meredeth. The Politics of Public Health (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1989).

Waitzkin, Howard. The Second Sickness: Contradictions of Capitalist Health Care (New York: Free Press, 1983).

________. At the Front Lines of Medicine: How the Health Care System Alienates Doctors & Mistreats Patients...& What We Can Do About It (NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Weiss, Lawrence D. No Benefit: Crisis in America's Health Insurance Industry (Boulder: Westview, 1992).

Wolinsky, Howarde & Tom Brune. The Serpent on the Staff: The Unhealthy Politics of the American Medican Association (NY: Tarcher/Putnam, 1994).

In the Library: Fiction

Grisham, John. The Rainmaker (NY: Doubleday, 1995).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Damaged Care" [2001], dir. Harry Winer, ?m. In video stores.

"John Q" [2002], dir. Nick Cassavetes, 112m. In video stores.

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