Book Review: Landmark – The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means to All of Us
Landmark is a collection of essays written by various reporters, editors and national ‘Washington Post’ staff followed by the actual text of the bill. It provides a comprehensive summary of the legislation and examines its impacts on Americans in various categories and on the health care system as a whole. In addition to this, it offers a very rich historical background and perspective. For example, how the legislation came together, the events and the negotiations, the political challenges and obstacles, etc. etc.
The book has a systematic structure and is divided into three sections. The first section provides behind-the-scenes information on how the law came about. The second section highlights the effects and impacts of the new law, while the third section is a summary of the legislation.
For many people, the presence of a historical background makes it worth reading, as it also covers a lot about national health coverage. People also find it worth reading because it provides adequate and detailed coverage compared to the fragmented and sensational media coverage.
Although the bill appears to be corrupted in some places, the authors still manage to convince you that the law will change the way doctors do business and also mark a change in patient experiences.
This book will increase your knowledge of the issues related to this bill and will also enhance your ability to discuss and debate the subject. This book offers a very balanced perspective and everyone should read it.
Landmark is a well-written analysis of the new health care reform bill, all contributors clarify specific areas of the bill, recommended.