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A health policy is a set of actions and decisions that are undertaken to achieve a specific healthcare goal within a society. According to the WHO, an explicit health policy can help people make informed decisions and develop a vision for the future. It can also build consensus and inform people. If you want to know more about healthcare policy, especially in the United States, you’re best starting off with a good book. Here are a few great books to check out on healthcare policy.

Inside National Health Reform – John E. McDonough

This comprehensive guide to the Affordable Care Act provides an insider’s view of the country’s efforts to reform the health care system. It is essential reading for anyone who is interested in learning more about the new law and its many facets. John McDonough, a health policy expert and former advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy, provides a detailed analysis of the Affordable Care Act’s inner workings. He explains how the legislation was brought about and the various controversies that emerged during its implementation.

In this book, McDonough talks about the various historic events that happened during the 2008 presidential campaign. He provides a timeline of the events that led up to the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Barack Obama. With the country now taking a second look at the ACA, this book aims to provide Americans with the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding the legislation.

Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America’s Health Care System – David M. Cutler

Harvard economist David Cutler is a leading expert on the subject of health care. He served as a member of President Bill Clinton’s task force on reforming the country’s health care system. He believes that the country’s health care system has improved significantly over the past 50 years. He also argues that the system’s success can help make it easier for people to get and keep health care.

In his book, Cutler argues that the country’s health care system is still not working well enough. He shows that we can improve its efficiency by spending more on medicine. Unfortunately, many people with complex diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, receive too much or too little care due to the inefficient ways in which we pay for their services. The key to improving the country’s health care system is by implementing a system that is more patient-centered. He argues that everyone should be insured for their health care. This system should pay for the quality of services that they provide.

Based on his extensive experience, Cutler offers a realistic and practical approach to reforming the country’s health care system. He believes that this approach can break through the political and economic deadlock that has prevented the country from implementing effective reforms.

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story – Michael Lewis

Despite the widespread skepticism about the efficacy of vaccines, there are still people who are willing to look at the worst-case scenarios. In Michael Lewis’s powerful and timely novel, “The Premonition,” a group of medical experts must confront the Trump administration’s erroneous response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The characters in Lewis’ novel are as interesting as they are surprising. A young girl’s science project about the transmission of a contagious pathogen becomes a model for disease control. A public health officer uses her own perspective to examine the CDC’s erroneous response.

The members of the group known as the Michigan Wolverines have everything that it takes to fight the pandemic. They have the necessary backgrounds and skills to develop effective vaccines. However, they are not allowed to use their work until they have received permission from the government.

Michael Lewis often refers to the members of the Michigan Wolverines as heroes for refusing to follow the recommendations of the government and the scientific community. Despite the importance of their work, they are constantly threatened by the unknown individuals who might be listening in.