Contemporary Issues in the U.S. Healthcare Debate

by Elisha Caldwell MPH



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/10/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781728309446
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781728309439

About the Book

Contemporary Issues in the U.S. Healthcare Debate discuss the nature of the U.S. healthcare system. It centers on the driving cost and skyrocketing of the U.S. market-based healthcare system as opposed to the National Health System in the United Kingdom, for example, and the Canadian health system. The book presents an alternative view of the healthcare debate in Washington while, at the same time, addressing the underlying cost of healthcare. The book argues that the U.S healthcare system has been politicized, which has exerted pressure on taxpayers to keep investing in a system that is not providing desirable results in patient care. It is found in the book that the U.S. spend more by far than any other industrialized nation on the face of the planet and yet perform terribly on health indicators like life expectancy and infant and maternal mortality. The book argued the rising cost of medical schools, high physicians pay rate, and barriers to adopt a healthcare system that could benefit every resident in the United States.

About the Author

I was born in Liberia. I grew up between Liberia and the United States. I have a BS in International Studies and Political Sciences with a minor in Global Health and Culture from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. I earned my Master in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Global Health from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I am currently doing my doctorate degree in healthcare administration (DHA) at Franklin University in Ohio. I have spent my entire career in the healthcare industry. I have worked for international non-governmental organizations in the U.S and abroad including the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB). I have also worked for university medical centers and health systems. I am also the Founder/President & CEO of Eli Health System ( An international nonprofit healthcare organization with the mission to provide university primary healthcare in Sub-Sahara Africa. My father being a pediatric nurse, with over 40 years of experience, I grew up immensely prepared to take on a healthcare career.