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American healthcare spending reached $2.4 trillion in 2008 and will exceed $4 trillion by 2018, with costs soaring at two to three times the rate of inflation. Traditional health insurance options haven't just failed to stop the bleeding, they've also kept Americans in the dark and robbed them of choice. Everyone is responsible for a small part of healthcare spending, and individuals have the power to turn the situation around. Consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) put knowledge and power back into people's hands.

Read the review featured in the March 2010 issue of HIU Magazine.

The popular TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky helps you navigate through the critical challenges and potential catastrophes of personal finance. Most people seek financial help not because they're planning for the future but because they need it . . . right now! If you have money problems or are seeking immediate help to solve a dire, unanticipated financial emergency, then you need Money 911. In this invaluable guidebook, financial expert Jean Chatzky provides answers to today's most pressing financial questions and concerns.

Consumers Union named Making the Most of Your Money the best personal finance book on the market. Now Jane Bryant Quinn's bestseller has been completely revised and updated for 2010 and beyond. Getting your financial life on track and keeping it there -- nothing is more important to your family and you. This proven, comprehensive guidebook steers you around the risks and helps you make smart and profitable decisions at every stage of your life. Are you single, married, or divorced? A parent with a paycheck or a parent at home? Getting your first job or well along in your career? Helping your kids in college or your parents in their older age? Planning for retirement? Already retired and worried about how to make your money last? You'll find ideas to help you build your financial security here.

America spends more than any other developed nation on health care—$2.1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our health care. By eliminating employer-health care and establishing an independent program to evaluate health care plans and insurance companies, he offers a no-nonsense guide to how government can institute private insurance options that will allow each of us a choice of doctor and plan.

The good life is within our reach—once we know how to find it. Bryan Dodge's simple but powerful lessons show us the way to find more satisfaction at work and at home, embrace change, create upward growth and focus on the things that really matter. There are The Good Life Rules.

The credit crunch, the stock market freefall, the staggering toll of home foreclosures and job losses: The economic crisis that struck in 2008 has left no one untouched and everybody reeling. Seemingly overnight, the financial landscape has undergone seismic changes that suddenly have you asking all kinds of questions about your finances. The nation's go-to expert on financial matters, Suze Orman, believes that 2009 is a critical year for your money. There are safeguards to put in place, actions to take, costly mistakes to avoid and even opportunities to be had, so that you are protected during the bad times and prepared to prosper when things take a turn for the better.

Daschle's book delineates the weaknesses of previous attempts at national health coverage, outlines the complex economic factors and medical issues affecting coverage and sets forth plans for change. Daschle proposes creating a Federal Health Board, similar to the Federal Reserve System, whose structure, functions and enforcement capability would be largely insulated from the politics and passion of the moment, in addition to a merging of employers' plans, Medicaid and Medicare with an expanded FEHBP that would cover everyone.

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Dr. Regina Herzlinger, a professor at Harvard Business School and one of the country's foremost health care analysts. She has won numerous awards and has lectured on health care hundreds of times. She has been named by Modern Health Care as one of the most powerful people in health care. In her book Who Killed Health Care?, Herzlinger exposes the methods of those who have crippled America's health care system and outlines a bold new plan for a system to deliver affordable high quality care to everyone.

Mr. Cannon is the Cato Institute's director of health policy studies. Previously, he served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee where he advised the Senate leadership on health, education, labor, welfare and the Second Amendment. Cannon has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel and NPR.

Help lower health care costs with the best self-care guide on the market. Presented in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format, this reference provides up-to-date information on over 300 health topics. It instantly turns your bookshelf into a health information center. You can become the head of your family's medical team.

Using cutting-edge technologies and consumer-driven alternatives, Christensen, Grossman and Hwang show business, insurance companies and health workers how to lower costs, improve care and streamline the process, benefiting companies, doctors and patients alike. This is real innovation at work, an eye-opening manifesto that's sure to spark international debate—and much-needed change—for generations to come.

The problems of medical care confront us daily: a bureaucracy that makes a trip to the doctor whorse than a trip to the dentist, doctors who can't practice medicine the way they choose, more than 40 million people without health insurance. "Medical care is in crisis," we are repeatedly told, and so it is. Barely one in five Americans think the medical system works well. David M. Cutler, a Harvard economist who served on President Clinton's health care task force and later advised presidential candidate Bill Bradley. One of the nation's leading experts on the subject, Cutler argues that health care has in fact improved exponentially over the last fifty years and the successes of our system suggest ways in which we might improve care, make the system easier to deal with and extend coverage to all Americans.

Though touted as perhaps the best in the world, the American medical system is filled with hypocrisies. Our health care is staggeringly expensive, yet one in six Americans have no health insurence. We have some of the most skilled physicians in the world, yet one hundred thousand patients die each year from medical errors. In this gripping, eye-opening book, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee takes readers inside the hospital to dismantle some of our most venerated myths about American medicine. Using vivid examples of real patients and physicians, this book debunks the idea that most of medicine is based in sound science and shows our health care system delivers huge amounts of unnecessary care that is not only expensive and wasteful but can actually imperil the health of patients.

In his hilarious new book, top sales coach Dan Seidman reveals stories of sales gone horribly, embarrassingly wrong, and what—if anything—can be learned from them.

Seidman has gathered the best sales horror stories from around the world. These are the stories that make you wince, laugh, sympathize and say a quick "Thank God that didn't happen to me!" But Sales Autopsy will do more than just entertain you—it will leave you with actionable strategies you can use to either turn the situation around if you're stuck in the middle of a sales nightmare or remind you of what not to do next time.

In this book you'll discover:

  • The 7 Deadly Referral Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • 12 Ways to Get Great Prospects Calling You
  • 10 Social Prospecting Ideas That Generate Referrals
  • 6 Tactics for Stronger Introductions
  • How to Ask for Referrals Without Begging or Pushing

Sort through the myths, secrets and misconception of the U.S. health care system to learn what you need to know to make wise decisions about your health care future. In these pages you will find a simple understanding of U.S. health care, how you can control it and how the outcome of the health care debate may determine the quality and length of your life. Also find out how the United States compares to the health care systems in other modern nations, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, France and Germany. America does not have a health care quality crisis—it’s the cost of health care that’s the issue. Tomorrow’s health care, when compared to today, can be more exciting, more beneficial, save more lives, reduce more suffering and give you more for your health care dollar if you make the right choice.