Make America Healthy Again: How Bad Behavior and Big Government Caused a Trillion-Dollar Crisis (Hardcover)

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If Americans want to know why their health care is so costly and getting costlier, they need only look in the mirror.

Americans are notoriously unhealthy—we eat too much, drink too much, and sit too much. When roughly 80 percent of cardiovascular disease and 40 percent of all cancer cases could be prevented by simple lifestyle changes, it is time to take a deeper look at the problem and ask who is truly responsible. Consider that:


·         After seventy years of innovation, heart disease and cancer remain the top two causes of death in the United States.

·         In 1960, health care spending was 5 percent of America's GDP; today, it is 17.5 percent.

·         The government spends over $1 trillion annually on health care.

·         Nearly one in five American deaths is associated with poor diets.

·        Simply reducing sodium intake by 1,200 mg per day could save up to $20 billion a year in medical costs.


In Make America Healthy Again, Nicole Saphier, a Memorial Sloan Kettering physician, nationally recognized patient advocate, and media personality, reveals how individual negligence and big government incompetence have destroyed America’s health care system. Combining historical events, economic trends, and essential lifestyle advice, with her unique perspective, she offers concrete solutions to address this epic problem.

We don’t need socialized medicine—we need to take better care of ourselves. By getting healthier and adopting preventative measures, Saphier believes, we can reduce the astronomical costs of treatment and improve overall care. The only way to lower medical costs for everyone is to stop incentivizing bad health decisions. Policies such as the Affordable Care Act and single-payer plans ignore something crucial to lowering the overall financial burden: personal responsibility. We can no longer expect doctors and the government to fix illnesses we have the power to prevent. Regardless of which health policy is adopted, our nation will flounder unless we take action. It is up to the American people to make America healthy again.

About the Author

A nationally known medical contributor and regular guest anchor for the Fox News Channel, Nicole Saphier is a full-time practicing, board-certified radiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Praise For…

"Dr. Saphier does a fantastic job breaking down the dangers of socialized medicine, the cause of rising medical bills that drive us all crazy, and why your own role in your health journey is so important. Plus, anyone who uses the word 'phytochemicals' properly and gets how important they are to our health is a friend of mine."
Jedidiah Bila, co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, author of #DoNotDisturb, and health nut

"This important, timely book lucidly diagnoses what ails American health care. Prescriptions are thoughtfully offered. Key for a healthier future: more people taking personal responsibility for their lifestyle choices."
Steve Forbes, former presidential candidate and chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media

"Make America Healthy Again is a fresh and surprising take on the health care debate. Nicole Saphier overturns conventional wisdom about health care to reveal that it's a problem we have to confront ourselves, not leave up to Washington bureaucrats."
Sally C. Pipes, president, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute

"Nicole Saphier has written a clear and persusasive book explaining the crisis we are in and how we've been tackling health care all wrong." 
Lee Carter, president of Maslansky-Partners and author of Persuasion: Convincing Others When Facts Don't Seem to Matter

"Dr. Saphier pierces through the smoke of modern medicine and presents practical solutions for everyday Americans."
Marty Makary, MD, professor at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of The Price We Pay

"Dr. Nicole Saphier uses her firsthand experience as a physician to encourage people to take ownership of their health and build a happier and healthier America."
Avik S. A. Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

"Make America Healthy Again is a must-read for anyone concerned about a nation dying too young as it drowns in debt."
Charles Payne, host of Making Money with Charles Payne, Fox Business Network
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062961006
ISBN-10: 0062961004
Publisher: Broadside Books
Publication Date: April 21st, 2020
Pages: 288
Language: English