Although the United States pays more for medical care than any other country, problems thrive in our healthcare system. Unsustainable costs, poor outcomes, high rates of medical errors, subpar patient satisfaction, and worsening health disparities all point to a need for change and reform efforts that must continue. Some progress has been made since the implementation of Medicare in the 40s to the Affordable Care Act of the present. However, much still needs to be done. Small incremental changes in health policy won't cut it any longer. Paradigm shifting change is needed instead. This will not happen until pressure is put on those in the status quo by Americans becoming more informed and knowledgeable about our healthcare system.
Thought Collection Publishing’s healthcare reform project aims to discuss the current state of our health system in the fight to keep our healthcare system from collapsing and re-telling of the stories along the way. It has a goal that is two-fold. First, to educate the general population about our healthcare industry and turn consumers into educated people that ask questions and are informed about an industry we are born into, live with, and die in. Second, is to spark continued conversation among citizens and policy makers in an effort to discuss potential next steps in transforming healthcare. The overall message of our project is that for better alignment around national solutions for the health of our communities. We have to move from thinking individually and in small groups to thinking universally. If we can align our efforts around the common goal of creating healthy communities, we can stop our system from collapsing. Thought Collection Publishing has dedicated its healthcare reform project to advocate for awareness and a person’s right to know. It is time for America’s healthcare woes to be diagnosed and healed and for the system to become accountable and change for the better. This book series will spread the truth about healthcare in the U.S. and defend a position for a better system for us all. 90% of the general public are unaware of their rights as patients and healthcare consumers, as well as the inner-workings of the system they use their entire life. This book series looks to bridge this gap by removing the conditioned ignorance that exists. Educated consumers = pressure = competition = reduced costs = affordability and value.