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The Bookshelf: Nov. 22, 2016

In this week’s Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights The Human Face of ObamaCare.

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THE HUMAN FACE OF OBAMACARE: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next

by John Geyman

America’s medical system faces severe and worsening problems under ObamaCare and can only be cured by a revolutionary turn toward public health insurance, according to this exposé. … Geyman pulls no punches in detailing the failings of ObamaCare, but he’s equally hard on the market-based reforms of Republican opponents of the system ... Instead, he fingers profit-driven health care as the root of the problem, and advocates a Canadian-style, single-payer National Health Insurance program funded entirely by the government and delivered by private, not-for-profit hospitals and doctor groups. ... The result is a smart, savvy analysis that shows the human cost of a broken system.

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