Written for the citizen consumer, healthcare professional and employer who asks: What is health reform going to mean for me? If you want to know more, this is the book for you. It is written in response to politicians attempting to hijack healthcare at the expense of the American people. As both a physician and economist, Dr. Smith plainly lays out the problems and real, workable solutions. With clinical and administrative experience, Dr. Smith has worked in every area of healthcare, from hospitals to insurance companies. She has seen what's worked and what hasn't in the United States, Europe and the Third World. The answers to how healthcare is actually delivered and where the money is really going will likely surprise you. If we are going to have a serious debate about healthcare, it is time for the American people, healthcare professionals and employers to fully understand and reclaim this most important issue.