Health Care Reform

  • Aftershock: what to do when the doctor gives you–or someone you love–a devastating diagnosis. Jessie Gruman. 616.075 GRU
  • The Alzheimer’s health care handbook: how to get the best medical care for your relative with Alzheimer’s disease, in and out of the hospital. Mary S. Mittelman. 616.831 MIT
  • Better: a surgeon’s notes on performance. Atul Gawande. 617 GAW
  • Bitter pills: inside the hazardous world of legal drugs. Stephen Fried. 615.5 FRI
  • Blocking the courthouse door: how the Republican Party and its corporate allies are taking away your right to sue. Stephanie Mencimer. 347.053 MEN
  • Born in the USA: how a broken maternity system must be fixed to put mothers and infants first. Marsden Wagner. 362.1982 WAG
  • Choosing and using an HMO. Ellyn Spragins. 368.382 SPR
  • The complete book of insurance: understand the coverage you really need. Richard Wm. Zevnik. 368 ZEV
  • The complete idiot’s guide to Social Security and Medicare. Lita Epstein. 368.43 EPS
  • Coronary: a true story of medicine gone awry. Stephen Klaidman. 362.1961 KLA
  • Critical condition: how health care in America became big business– and bad medicine. Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele. 362.1 BAR
  • Critical: what we can do about the health-care crisis. Tom Daschle. 362.1 DAS
  • Ending poverty in America: how to restore the American dream. 339.46 END
  • False hopes: why America’s quest for perfect health is a recipe for failure. Daniel Callahan. 362.1 CAL
  • Generation Rx: how prescription drugs are altering American lives, minds, and bodies. Greg Critser. 615.1 CRI
  • Gesundheit!: bringing good health to you, the medical system, and society through physician service, complementary therapies, humor, and joy. Patch Adams. 362.1 ADA
  • The healing of America: a global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care. T.R. Reid. 362.1 REI
  • Health care. 362.1 HEA
  • Health care on less than you think: the New York Times guide to getting affordable coverage. Fred Brock. 368.382 BRO
  • Health care: opposing viewpoints. 362.1 HEA
  • Health insurance resource manual: a guide for people with a chronic disease or disability. Dorothy E. Northrop, Stephen E. Cooper. 368.42 NOR
  • Healthcare, guaranteed: a simple, secure solution for America. Ezekiel J. Emanuel. 362.1 EMA
  • Hospital: man, woman, birth, death, infinity, plus red tape, bad behavior, money, God, and diversity, on steroids. Julie Salamon. 362.11 SAL
  • How doctors think. Jerome Groopman. 610.696 BRO
  • How to save your own life: the Savard system for managing–and controlling–your health care. Marie Savard. 610 SAV
  • If you’re clueless about insurance and want to know more. Seth Godin. 368 GOD
  • Insurance dictionary: what means what when it comes to life, health, business, home, auto and other coverages. 368.003 INS
  • Insurance for dummies. Jack Hungelmann. 368 HUN
  • Insuring national health care: the Canadian experience. Malcolm G. Taylor. 368.42 TAY
  • Just here trying to save a few lives: tales of life and death from the ER. Pamela Grim. 616.025 GRI
  • Last rights: rescuing the end of life from the medical system. Stephen P. Kiernan. 179.7 KIE, Large Type 179.7 KIE
  • The limits of medicine: how science shapes our hope for the cure. Edward S. Golub. 610.1 GOL
  • Making them pay: how to get the most from health insurance and managed care. Rhonda D. Orin. 368.382 ORI
  • Managed care beware: 5 steps you need to know to survive HMOs and get the care you deserve. Harvey M. Shapiro. 368.382 SHA
  • Marketplace medicine: the rise of the for-profit hospital chains. Dave Lindorff. 362.11 LIN
  • Mavericks, miracles, and medicine: the pioneers who risked their lives to bring medicine into the modern age. Julie M. Fenster. 610.92 FEN
  • The medical bill survival guide: what you need to know before you pay a dime. Pat Palmer. 362.1 PAL
  • The medical malpractice myth. Tom Baker. 346.03 BAK
  • Medicine: a history of healing: ancient traditions to modern practices. 610.9 MED
  • Money driven medicine: the real reason health care costs so much. Maggie Mahar. 362.1 MAH
  • The new health insurance solution: how to get cheaper, better coverage without a traditional employer plan. Paul Zane Pilzer. 368.382 PIL
  • Our daily meds: how the pharmaceutical companies transformed themselves into slick marketing machines and hooked the nation on prescription drugs. Melody Petersen. 615.1 PET
  • Outsmarting managed care: a doctor shares his insider’s secrets to getting the health care you want. Bruce A. Barron. 362.1 BAR
  • Overtreated: why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer. Shannon Brownlee. 362.1 BRO
  • Physical: an American checkup. James McManus. 362.1 MACM
  • Powerful medicines: the benefits, risks, and costs of prescription drugs. Jerry Avorn. 615.1 AVO
  • Prescription for a healthy nation: a new approach to improving our lives by fixing our everyday world. Tom Farley, Deborah A. Cohen. 362.1 FAR
  • Pushed: the painful truth about childbirth and modern maternity care. Jennifer Block. 362.1982 BLO
  • A second opinion: rescuing America’s health care: a plan for universal coverage serving patients over profit. Arnold S. Relman. 362.1 REL
  • Second opinions: stories of intuition and choice in a changing world of medicine. Jerome Groopman. 610 GRO
  • Sick: the untold story of America’s health care crisis– and the people who pay the price. Jonathan Cohn. 362.1 COH
  • Social security, medicare & government pensions: get the most out of your retirement & medical benefits. Joseph L. Matthews. 344.023 MAT
  • The System: the American way of politics at the breaking point. Haynes Johnson, David S. Broder. 973.929 JOH
  • Taking care of our own: a year in the life of a small hospital. Susan Garrett. 362.11 GAR
  • This land is their land: reports from a divided nation. Barbara Ehrenreich. 330.9 EHR
  • The truth about the drug companies: how they deceive us and what to do about it. Marcia Angell. 338.436 ANG
  • Uninsured in America: life and death in the land of opportunity. Susan Starr Sered, Rushika Fernandopulle. 362.1 SER
  • Why do men have nipples?: hundreds of questions you’d only ask a doctor after your third martini. Mark Leyner, Billy Goldberg. 610 LEY
  • Why our health matters. Andrew Weil. Large Type 362.1 WEI
  • Work of mercy: a picture history of hospitals. Grace Goldin. 362.11 GOL
  • Worried sick: a prescription for health in an overtreated America. Nortin M. Hadler. 362.1 HAD
  • You, the smart patient: an insider’s handbook for getting the best treatment. Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz. Large Type 610.696 ROI
  • Your child in the hospital: a practical guide for parents. Nancy Keene, Rachel Prentice. 362.1 KEE
  • Your critically ill child: life and death choices parents must face. Christopher Johnson. 362.1989 JOH

REFERENCE

  • The health care system. Barbara Wexler. R 300.7 REF
  • TheStreet.com ratings’ guide to health insurers: a quarterly compilation of health insurance company ratings and analyses.

FICTION

  • Critical. Robin Cook. Fic COO, Large Type Fic COO, CD Fic COO
  • Critical care. Richard Dooling. Fic DOO
  • Critical conditions. Stephen White. Fic WHI
  • The Delta factor. Thomas Locke. Rel. Fic LOC
  • The 5th horseman. James Patterson, Maxine  Paetro. Fic PAT, CD Fic PAT
  • Harmful intent. Baine Kerr. Fic KER
  • Oxygen. Carol Wiley Cassella. Fic CAS, Large Type Fic CAS
  • Willful neglect. Mary Morgan. Fic MOR

DVDS & VIDEOS

  • Patch Adams. DVD Comedy P
  • Remaking American medicine health care for the 21st century. DVD 362.1
  • Sicko. DVD 362.1

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  • The doctor & you. Diane Swanson. E 618.92 SWA
  • Hospital. John Malam. J 362.1 MAL