SAUSALITO, Calif., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought leader and healthcare futurist Joe Flower is releasing a timely new book, "HOW TO GET WHAT WE PAY FOR: A Handbook for Healthcare Revolutionaries - Doctors, Nurses, Healthcare Leaders, Inventors, Investors, Employers, Insurers, Governments, Consumers, You." In it he explains why healthcare is in a unique period of total system transformation only partly helped by the Supreme Court's ruling this week on the ACA. There are much deeper forces at work, including the new superpowers of consumers and employers who, with every buying choice, are reshaping the system.
Flower, who is known for his clear, vivid communication style, is a passionate international speaker, consultant and author. In this book he goes public, beyond healthcare circles, to tell the story of what really makes healthcare so expensive, how and why healthcare is already getting cheaper, and how we can now force the system into offering much better, much cheaper healthcare without rationing. The book is a true handbook for action, with To-Dos and checklists and is the core of a new series published by The Change Project, Inc.
The book's remarkable talking points include:
- Obamacare did not fix the healthcare cost problem—so healthcare organizations are all over the map, some coming up with new ways to reduce costs and improve care, others doubling down on the old price-gouging ways of doing business, relying on consumer ignorance.
- Today's Supreme Court affirming the ACA will ward off some difficulties but will not significantly change the pace and direction of today's historic change in healthcare
- What really drives the costs in U.S. healthcare and how that's already changing.
- How consumers and employers can get much better, much cheaper care by making smarter choices when dealing with healthcare insurers and providers.
- Why the worst thing consumers can do is just pay the hospital bills they are handed.
- Why behavioral healthcare is the new game in town.
- How politics in the U.S. have obscured the economic, demographic, and technological forces driving this change in the U.S. and abroad.
- How healthcare changes can reduce costs by 50 percent without rationing.
- How eliminating waste in healthcare – which is widely agreed to easily be 30% of total costs - would eliminate the federal budget deficit
Flower typically speaks and consults at the highest level globally about healthcare, helping some organizations change their business models and guiding others to new market opportunities. He just returned from the Irish Ministry of Health where he keynoted their Master Class conference on how to revamp their healthcare system.
The Kindle version is available for preorder on Amazon now: http://bit.ly/hc-handbook-kindle
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SOURCE The Change Project, Inc.