Books by Dr. Deane Waldman MD, MBA

Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare: StatesCare and the Texas Model

Fixing our critically ill healthcare system starts with the root cause: cancer in the federal bureaucracy.The cure for that cancer is called StatesCare. The states know best how to provide health care for their people.

The states should decide how to provide that care. Any “solution” from Washington is one size that most definitely does not fit all.  California wants single payer. Texas wants market-based healthcare. Why should the federal government tell them, No Can Do? The answer is States Care, where states decide healthcare for themselves, and We the People are in charge.  A model of market-based healthcare system is described that the Lone Star State (and others)might favor.

Neither Washington nor third-party insurance is in charge, as the patient decides both spending and medical care. The Lone Star market-based system, called TexasCares, offers both affordable and readily accessible health care.  States might choose a different approach.  StatesCare lets them decide what they want, not what Washington mandates for them.  About the Author: Dr. Deane Waldman, MD, MBA, comes from a family of four generations of physicians.

He went to school or trained at Yale, Chicago Med, Northwestern, and Harvard, and was chief of cardiology (pediatric) at University of Chicago.  A clinical as well as a research and teaching physician for 37 years, “Dr. Deane” has authored 10 books and more than 400 articles on healthcare topics. He is currently the director of the Center for Health Care Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation.  He believes that America’s healthcare system can best be fixed (“cured”) when approached as a doctor would treat a sick patient.

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THE CANCER IN THE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: POST OBAMACARE EDITION

Expecting Washington to fix healthcare is like waiting for cancer to cure cancer.” – Dr. Deane Waldman

9781681813813-Waldman_CV.inddA cancer is devouring the U.S. healthcare system. Is there a cure?

America: are you confused, scared … or mad as hell?

Before you give up in disgust, read The Cancer in the American Healthcare System. You’ll discover:
Why health care is both less affordable and much less available…
Where all those trillions of “healthcare” dollars go…
Who the real bad guys are…
Why Obamacare can’t and won’t help you…
How to regain control over your own health care…

Praise for multiple award-winning The Cancer in Healthcare (2012)

“Easy, entertaining read, will make the Bad Guys squirm. Dr. Waldman’s style is lively and lucid, and the book is packed with facts. It is not just another boring recital of platitudes. His real life examples leave no doubt as to how absurd and sick the system is.

…Read it an weep, laugh, or both.” – DR. JANE ORIENT, FORMER PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS

“This book is easy … to understand, but does not lack real fact-based academic rigor. It is a fast fun read, that will help you get a better understanding of the issues with the healthcare system in the United States. Five stars.” – S. POWER, AMAZON TOP 500 REVIEWER

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About the Author

Waldman Web PicDr. Deane Waldman with both MD and MBA has consulted for hospitals, public and private organizations, and governments. He marries the tools of management, especially systems analysis, with the principles of good medical practice to diagnose and correctly treat sick systems including healthcare. Dr. Deane has been the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Children’s Hospital of San Diego, University of Chicago and University of New Mexico. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Pathology and Decision Science at the University of New Mexico and serves as Consumer Advocate member on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange where he advises on public policy.