End Medical Debt (häftad)
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Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Health/Fitness) 2022
Media Visions Press
Goff, Robert E. / Antico, Craig
Black & white illustrations
229 x 152 x 16 mm
422 g
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2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

End Medical Debt

Curing America's Healthcare Crisis (Covid recovery edition)

Häftad,  Engelska, 2021-10-20
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Curing America's Healthcare Crisis

Updated and Expanded Covid Recovery Edition

Jerry Ashton Robert E. Goff Craig Antico

Founders of the charity, RIPMedical Debt

Introduction by Allison Sesso

Edited by Judah Freed

Prior Edition: #1 Bestseller in Health Policy - Top 100 in Personal Finance

Three healthcare management and debt collections insiders expose the hardships of personal and family medical debt in America. They explore our options for fixing the broken healthcare system producing $140 billion in unpayable medical bills.

Book Features

  • Paints the Big Picture for the causes and consequences of the current $140 billion in U.S. medical debt.
  • Offers practical tools and insights for individuals and families facing the pain of unpayable medical bills.
  • Explains the structure and financing of medical care. Lays bare how it works, and why it works that way.
  • Exposes medical costs and debt inequities for the poor, for veterans and for the underinsured middle class.
  • Shows how early hospitals and insurance evolved to became trapped into putting profits before health.
  • Weighs proposed national solutions from the authors' progressive, moderate and conservative viewpoints.
  • Explores the balance between personal responsibility and social responsibility in generating good health.
  • Tells the origin story of RIP Medical Debt. Gives an inside look at buying and abolishing hardship debt.
The authors and publisher donate 85 percent of all revenues to RIP Medical Debt, a charity using donations to buy old medical debt for pennies on the dollar and then forgive it. Each book sold abolishes about $500 in hardship healthcare debt.


"End Medical Debt is one of the best books I've read that explains how our healthcare system became a voracious monster, and the steps we can take, individually and collectively, to keep it from devouring us."

Wendell Potter, Center for Health and Democracy

"The Covid recovery edition of End Medical Debt breaks down critical issues in a way that's easy to understand. "

Marlene Wust-Smith MD, Physician Outlook Magazine

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Jerry Ashton is a four-decade veteran of the collections industry who rethought his career and profession after being inspired by his work in the Occupy Wall Street movement. He turned from debt collector to debt forgiver, which led him in 2014 to co-founding RIP Medical Debt. Achieving in 2020 his goal of RIPabolishing $1billion in medical debt, Jerry retired to RIP's board and founded LetsRethinkThis.com to address and solve other societal problems. Robert E. Goff has more than 45 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is a respected expert in care delivery, organization and financing. His career spans a range of leadership roles as a hospital administrator, managed care executive, consultant, regulator, and association executive, retiring recently as the Executive Director and CEO of University Physicians Network, based in New York. A founding director of RIP Medical Debt, he serves on its Board. Craig Antico co-founded RIP Medical Debt after he ran companies that bought and collected debt for a profit. Today, he's a sought-after expert in debt forgiveness and identifying people with debt causing hardship. He's been interviewed by national media, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, PBS Newshour, The Doctors, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Town and Country named him among its top forty Philanthropist of the Year. He serves Emeritus on the RIP board.