This “searing and persuasive exposé of the American health care system” demonstrates the disastrous consequences of putting profit before people (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
In this timely and important book, Mike Magee, M.D., sends out a “Code Blue” —an urgent medical emergency—for the American medical industry itself. A former hospital administrator and Pfizer executive, he has spent years investigating the pillars of our health system: Big Pharma, insurance companies, hospitals, the American Medical Association, and anyone affiliated with them.
Code Blue is a riveting, character-driven narrative that draws back the curtain on the giant industry that consumes one out of every five American dollars. Making clear for the first time the mechanisms, greed, and collusion by which our medical system was built over the last eight decades. He persuasively argues for a single-payer, multi-plan insurance arena of the kind enjoyed by every other major developed nation.