Economics & Finance

Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care

    Foreword by
  • Paul Krugman
  • Sen. William H. Frist
    Epilogue by
  • Tsung-Mei Cheng

From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive—and why it doesn't have to be


Published (US):
Sep 1, 2020
Published (UK):
Sep 22, 2020
5.25 x 8 in.
55 b/w illus. 10 tables.
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Uwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out, Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of the U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America pays for health care, dispelling the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform.

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the Gold Medal in Business Ethics, Axiom Business Book Awards