Gingrich proposes a 21st Century System of Health and Healthcare where the individual is at the center of care, a better outcome at lower cost is the measure of success, and doctors and hospitals take full advantage of existing technologies. Gingrich argues that a such a system that saves lives and saves money is both a moral imperative and a practical need.
"There is an enormous gap between the quality of healthcare you and your family should have and what you are most likely receiving from the current system," Gingrich says. "We have demonstrated that Americans could have a dramatically better system, which would save thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year."
"Newt's ideas are influencing how we at AARP are thinking about our national
role in health promotion and disease prevention. Whatever your views and
your state of health, you will find Saving Lives & Saving Money bold,
enlightening and provocative."
William D. Novelli
AARP Executive Director and CEO
"Just as he has time and time again, Newt Gingrich is taking on one of the
biggest issues facing America today-this time, it's the healthcare crisis.
Saving Lives & Saving Money is a welcome and necessary addition to the
healthcare debate at a time when we are making fundamental changes to a
stressed and strained system to make sure the best possible care is provided
to American families."
Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"Saving Lives & Saving Money provides both an astute diagnosis and a
visionary prescription for transforming and creating a better system of
health and healthcare for the 21st century. These principles transcend the
usual divisions of liberal/conservative and Republican/Democrat to help
create a new model of medicine, one that is more caring and compassionate as
well as more cost effective and competent. If you want to know what the
future of healthcare can be, please read this book. Highly recommended."
Dean Ornish, M.D.
Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
"I would like to commend you on your book. I not only have read it cover to
cover, but have become a great salesman for it. You and your co-authors have
nailed the current situation. Our hospital CEO is ordering copies for our
board. I will be attending a 'Healthcare Summit' soon and will be
recommending it to everyone there."
Sue McCallister, Trustee
Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, California
"Saving Lives & Saving Money provides an objective view of the fundamental flaws in the U.S. health system and a provocative discussion of its needed transformation. It is an insightful analysis of the $1.4 billion dollar system that accurately depicts the strong the cross-currents of opinion and self-interest that limit control healthcare today.
This is a must read for health industry professionals and thoughtful
observers of the U.S. health system. It makes the point well--that the
system as we know it today is in need of fundamental
change--transformational change--to survive into the next decade and
Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt Center for Better Health