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  1. What: Book Proposal: Health Reform Handbook

    To: Health Reform Book Publishers

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I would like you to consider finding a publisher for Health Reform Handbook.

    I believe the health reform law, the Patient Protection and Accountability Act (PPACA) will be at the center of the national news for the next two years, as Congress debates whether to implement it as is or repeal it.

    The American people will want to know – What’s at stake here? How will it affect me? What do doctors think about it? Will they be there when I need them?

    My book, 68,000 words long, is made up of 106 blogs, each about 6000 words, that I have written about health reform and innovation over the last nine months at Medinnovation blog. The title page of the book, my background, its contents, and its foreword are as follows.

    I am a well-known author on health reform. My latest two books are Obama, Doctors, and Health Reform (IUniverse.com, 2009) and Innovation-Driven Health Care (Jones and Bartlett, 2007), My posts have appeared frequently in kevind.com, Healthcareblog.com, and Healthleadersmedia.com.

    1) Title Page:

    Good Intentions:
    Health Reform Handbook
    One Hundred and Six Blogs on Patient Protection and Accountability Act (PPACA)

    By Richard L. Reece, MD

    2) My Background

    Richard L. Reece, MD, is former Editor in Chief of Minnesota Medicine and Physician Practice Options. He is author of 9 books on the health care system, including Innovation-Driven Health Care: 34 Key Innovations, and more recently, Obama, Doctors, and Health Reform. In the latter, he explores what physician mindsets, patient concerns, the U.S. culture, and our system’s complexities portend for reform. Dr. Reece works closely with The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization which represents 800,000 physicians in state medical societies. For the last four years he has written a blog, medinnovationblog.blogspot.com. It has 1600 entries on health care innovation and reform. He also has a website, http://www.DoctorReece.com, and is on Twitter.

    3) Contents

    Part One – Health Reform and the American Culture
    1. Tipping Point
    2. Perfect Reform Storm
    3. U.S. Exceptionalism
    4. American Heritage
    5. Reform and Repeal Odds
    6. Massachusetts and Indiana Experiments
    7. Romney’s Legacy
    8. Center Right Nation
    9. Americans and Their Medical Machines

    Part Two – Patient Protection and Accountability Care Act
    10. “Fiendishly Complicated”
    11. Winners and Losers
    12. Vast Law, Half-Vast Consequences
    13. Positives and Negatives
    14. Checks and Balances
    15. Correctness and Incorrectness
    16. Wisdom of Crowds
    17. Constitutionality
    18. If Unconstitutional, Then What?
    19. Law Tells No Story
    20. Big Brother and the Rest of Us
    21. Listening to Voters
    22. Collectivism of Elites Vs. Collective Wisdom of People
    23. Health Repeal Future
    24. Conflicts Between Washington and the States
    25. Obamacare’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

    Part Three – Reform Costs and Demands
    26. The Big “D”
    27. Everything Has a Price
    28. It Ain’t the System, It’s Aging
    29. Doing the Math
    30. Health Costs and Human Nature
    31. SNAFU (Situation Normal All Funds Up)
    32. Hospital “Facility Fees”

    Part Four – Physician Related Blogs
    33. Stalking the Non-Compliant Physician
    34. Physicians’ Manifesto
    35. Obamacare Crunch
    36. Physician Gratitude List
    37. Texas Tort Reform Benefits
    38. Congress Hoisted on Its Own Petard
    39. Who Speaks for Physicians?
    40. A Remarkable Document
    41. Primary Care in the Dumps
    42. Scuttlebutt
    43. Monstrous Developments
    44. Physician Sentiment Index
    45. Doctors Dilemmas
    46. The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be
    47. Feminization of Medicine
    48. M.D. or Not To Be?

    Part Five – Electronic Health Records

    49. Bonanza or Boondoggle
    50. “Inevitability” and “Waiting Game”
    51. Is “Free’ EHR for Real?
    52. Unnatural Communications
    53. Talking to Your EHR
    54. Patients May Lie if Privacy Threatened
    55. Need for Physician Useful Information
    56. Hospitals and Doctors Not Walking the EHR Line

    Part Six – Access to Doctors
    57. Playing the Percentages
    58. Will Doctors Be There?
    59. The Access Mess
    60. Who Will Care for the Sick?
    61. I Told You So

    Part Seven – Patients
    62. Resuscitation of Death Panels
    63. “I Feel Like a Million Dollars!”
    64. Patient-Centered Care
    65. Heart Disease and Health Reform
    66. More Private, Personal, and Decentralized Care
    67. A Physical Exam Tale

    Part Eight – Medicare
    68. Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Boom! Boomers turn 65
    69. 65.Medicare Auditor’s Report
    70. Fraud, Abuse, and Over-Use
    71. Seniors Skeptical

    Part Nine – Government and the Two B’s (Bureaucracy and Berwick)
    72. Res Ipsa Loquitur
    73. Growing Bureaucracy
    74. Where Has Trust in Government Gone?
    75. Sickness of Government
    76. Berwick Quote
    77. Berwick in His Own Words
    78. Harvard-Driven Health Care
    79. Berwick, Medicare, and Medicaid

    Part Ten – Innovations
    80. Innovation – Last Great Hope
    81. Irresistible Force
    82. Why Not More Innovation?
    83. Balancing Reform and Innovation
    84. Top Ten Innovators
    85. Getting Your Care at Work
    86. No Miracles Among Friends
    87. How To’s of Medical Innovation

    Part Eleven – Unintended Consequences
    88. Waivering and Wiggling Out of Reform
    89. Incoming Waves of Consolidation
    90. Holes You Can Drive a Truck Through
    91. Dislocations
    92. Obsolete Agents

    Part Twelve – Physicians and Hospitals
    93. Chain-Linked Reaction
    94. Hospital Doctor Hiring
    95. Disgruntled Hospitals and Unhappy Hospitals
    96. Will Bundled Billing Save a Bundle?
    97. A Private Practice Killer
    98. Resolving Hospital Physician Conflicts

    Part Thirteen – The Internet and Social Media
    99. How Tweet It Is
    100. It’s Internet and Social Media Time
    101. Computer is Moron

    Part Fourteen – Miscellany
    102. Grace Marie Turner and the Galen Institute
    103. The Biggest Elephant in the Room
    104. Too Many Rocks in Physicians’ Knapsacks
    105. Why the Political Sea is Boiling Hot, and Pigs Have Wings
    106. The Pruning of Reform Christmas Tree and Santa’s Castration

    Foreword

    As 2011 dawns and Republicans take control of the House and reach a filibuster-proof minority in the Senate, the American health system has reached a tipping point.

    Sometime this year government will pay for 50% of private expenditures for health care in America. If the health reform law goes into full effect in 2014, this percentage may grow to perhaps 70% to 90%, as in other nations. If that occurs, the Federal Piper will call the tune, tipping the health system towards government control.

    This book is one physician’s view of the political and practice environment culminating in the tipping point. The book contains one hundred and six selected blogs from among the 1600 I have written over the last four years on my Medinnovation blog. The blogs appearing here were published from March 23, 2010, when the Accountable Care Act passed, to January 3, 2011, when new members of Congress were inducted.

    The blogs average 600 words in length. They are not intended to be comprehensive, or to be read sequentially, or to have any single dominant theme., other than to discuss consequences of the health reform law. Instead these blogs are snapshots of current reform and future reform consequences, many unintended.

    What will happen between now and 2014, when the health reform law is slated to take full effect, is anybody’s guess. Several things, however, are clear. Costs are rising at an accelerated pace, employers are dropping covering and limiting benefits, and the reform law has not received the expected popularity bounce in the polls. As I write, 52% of Americans oppose it, and 60% believe it ought to be repealed. And the majority of America’s physicians and business owners either oppose the law or remain skeptical, uncertain, or fearful about its consequences.

    The health reform law, the Patient Protection and Accountable Act (PPACA), now called the Accountable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare for short, has experienced a rocky start. Some dub its passage as an “historic achievement.” Others refer to it as a “monstrosity.”
    The health reform law is a many splintered thing, a product of American diversity, political partisanship, fragmented care, and a search for the right balance between government authority and individual freedoms. These freedoms include the right of doctors and patients to make decisions based on the patient’s best interests.

    These 106 blogs contain redundancies. Of these redundancies, I would simply say: some things are worth repeating and re-emphasizing.
    I have never questioned the honorable intentions of reform backers. But I often wondered if reformers contemplated the consequences.

    Thank you,
    Richard L. Reece, MD
    860-395-1501, rreece1500@aol.com
    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    January 4, 2011

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