I’ve been trying to get my office organized over the past few weeks and, in the process, uncovered a lot of great books that I had been planning to write about.
This seemed to be a good week to write about them.
First, there are some great Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) reference works.
One, Healthcare Reform Facts, was written by Alson R. Martin and published by a LifeHealthPro.com sister company, the venerable National Underwriter Company.
Our wall between editorial “church” and business office “state” is so high that no one even sent me a review copy. I picked it up off a pile left by someone else’s efforts to clean up another office. The book is actually a really useful guide to PPACA that analyzes specific, insurance-related provisions of the law in enough detail to be useful to an insurance professional but in human-readable language.
If you need a guide the summarizes the PPACA insurance provisions in language that an employer client can understand, one good option is the Business Owner’s Guide to Healthcare Reform and Group Insurance, by Scott Hafetz.
For a center-right PPACA alternative, you might consider Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman. In addition to giving ideas about free-market, account-based approaches to fixing the U.S. health care system. Goodman includes explanations about how government intervention in the health care system can lead to unpleasant, completely unintended consequences.