Sered, Susan S., and Rushika Fernandopulle. Uninsured in America: Life & Death of the Land of of Opportunity. Berkley: University of California Press, 2005. Print.
Sered and Fernandopulle argue why America current health system is in such horrible condition. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women, medical providers, policy makers, and advocates in America, they discuss the consequences of being uninsured. There are more than forty million people uninsured in America and they detail what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. They analyze America job’s market and how fewer long-term jobs with health benefits are available. Sered…show more content… Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University. He is considered one of the nation’s leading experts of fiscal policy, national saving, and personal financing. This book features an economic perspective on how the American healthcare system can be reformed and become practical enough to better provide healthcare services to all Americans with different types of health conditions.
Gordan, Suzanne, John Buchanan, and Tanya Bretherton. Safety in Numbers: Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care. New York: ILR Press, 2008. Print.
Gordan, Buchanan, and Bretherton discuses the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of ratios between nurses and patients. There are more patients for nurses and as a result these patients receive less than effective care. The authors show how hospital cost cutting from the 1990’s created larger workloads and less desirable conditions for nurses and patients. The authors emphasizes three points in their book. The first two explore the events and decision-making processes leading to the implementation of ratios specifically in California and Victoria. The last point reflects on the arguments for and against these policies, the policies’ outcomes, and alternatives to nurse-to-patient ratios as a remedy for nurse shortages. Gordan is a professor at the University of Maryland School of