Miss Marple Tackles Health Care, John Goodman, National Center for Policy Analysis, September 4, 2007
Harvard Business School Professor Regina Herzlinger has written a must-read book,
"Who Killed Health Care?"... Herzlinger is not against managed care in principle,
but she argues health insurers are the last people who should be doing it. Geico may be a
great auto insurance company, but who would go to Geico for auto repairs? The same
principle applies to health care...
Health-Care Rx, Sally Pipes, New York Post, July 1, 2007
The U.S. health-care system was in a declared crisis in the 1970s, when President Nixon turned
to managed careand still there in the '90s, when Hillary Clinton turned to massively managed
care. Surprise, it remains in "crisis" todaywith academics, governors, legislators and
presidential candidates all trying to come up with solutions that involve anything but
managed care. Regina Herzlinger's impressive and accessible "Who Killed Health Care?"
offers insights that could lead to real progress...
Dose of specialization needed, John Torinus, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 9, 2007
Bruce Wilson and Regina Herzlinger are making common cause. Herzlinger, a Harvard business
professor and the prophet of consumer-driven health care, features Wilson, a cardiologist,
in her new book, "Who Killed Health Care?"... Herzlinger is a believer in competition
in health care, in the positive dynamics of the marketplace, in putting consumers and doctors
back in charge of health and health care economics... Milwaukee got a dose of Herzlinger's
medicine when she visited in November 2003. We need another dose. Dr. Herzlinger, please come
back for another visit.
Consumer Health Update, Power Report #82, Greg Scandlen, Consumers for Health Care Choices, June 1, 2007
I am devoting this entire issue to a review of Regina Herzlinger's new book, "Who Killed
Health Care?" That's how important I think this book is... Regina Herzlinger has hit a
home run with her new book, "Who Killed Health Care?" Regi's reputation as a scholar,
communicator, and original thinker is already well established. The new volume adds a whole
new element to her formidable resumethat of a take-no-prisoners street fighter... "Who
Killed Health Care?" is more than just another addition to a growing body of literature
around consumer empowerment in health care. It is a direct attack on the health care
establishment that has grown fat and happy by pretending that people are stupid...
Health Care's Godmother, David Hogberg, The American Spectator, May 22, 2007
"The Harvard Business School Professor who is often described as the godmother of consumer-driven
health care takes no prisoners in this tour-de-force of how our health care system became
an unadulterated mess... Who Killed Health Care? is a book that all of those who
favor more freedom in our health care system should pick up. As Herzlinger notes, the importance
of transforming our health care system into one run by free markets can't be overstated..."
David Hogberg, May 9, 2007
"Health care quote of the day: Employers do not buy our clothes, our food, or our cars. We
would not want them to. How can they possibly know our preferences and the prices we are
willing to pay? So why in the world are we willing to give them our money to buy something
much more important, our health insurance, for us? From Regina Herzlinger's new book,
Who Killed Health Care?..."
Mismanaged Managed Care, April 2007
"Regina Herzlinger has written two other books (Consumer-Driven Health Care and Market-Driven
Health Care) and has come to be referred to as the "Godmother" of consumer-driven health care.
Consumer-driven healthcare is not just another catchy term; Regina has started a legitimate
movementone we should be paying attention to..."
A wonderful Orwellian romp through
issues which carry a deadly irony. . . Rarely has the case for the
public been made with so much force, foresight, and wit, and a better
way forward shown so clearly
James F. Fries, MD Professor of Medicine,
Stanford University School of Medicine