Dr. Michael R. Smith: What’s wrong with the current health care system?
In his new book, The Health of the Country: A Journey Through America’s Health Care System, Dr. Mike Smith examines the nation’s health care and finds that, for most people, the nation is worse off today than it was at the start of the millennium.
The book offers an unflinching critique of the current system, which he says is largely driven by the greed of the rich and corporations.
The current system is broken, Dr Smith says, and it’s time to change it.
The problem is, he says, we have a political class that is not listening.
“It is our health care systems that are the most corrupt in the world,” Dr Smith told ABC News.
“Our health care is not what we need, and we need a national conversation about what we should be doing differently, ” he said.
“We need to have a national health care conversation about how we’re going to reform our system.”
In the book, Dr, Smith lays out a blueprint for the country to overhaul the health care delivery system and its failure to improve patient care and save lives.
In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, he argued that the current current system isn’t working, and he has been inundated with questions from readers, family members and friends about why this is.
He says he’s been inundating people for months with questions about why he’s not taking the money he needs to buy his wife a house, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
He also has to make decisions about his children, his wife and his medical care.
And he has to deal with the pressures of trying to make ends meet.
Dr. Smith, a family physician, has been a consultant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and worked for Medicare in Atlanta before joining the American College of Physicians in New York City.
He is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters, including two recent books, The Medicine of the City: How Our Country Lost Its Way to the Future and The Health Crisis of the Nation: How We Got It Here.
The Health of The Country: The Making of America’s Healthcare System in the 20th Century, published by Simon & Schuster, is available on Amazon.com.
For more on Dr. R. Michael Smith, visit his website at rmsmith.com or his Facebook page at facebook.com/rmsmith and follow him on Twitter at @rmrithemusics.