To Live and Die in America details how the United States has among the worst indicators of health in the industrialized world and at the same time spends significantly more on its health care system than any other industrial nation.
The authors explain this phenomenon as the product of the unique brand of capitalism that has developed in the U.S. It is this particular form of capitalism that created both the social and economic conditions that largely influence health outcomes and the inefficient, unpopular and inaccessible health care system that is incapable of dealing with them.
“A cogent and penetrating analysis of health outcomes in America, outlining the historical role played by unions in contributing to public health services. A must-read for all who embrace the goals for fairness shared by the 99 percent.”
— Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees