Provocative answers to a long-perplexing question: Why, if the U.S. spends more on health care than any other industrialized country, is our society less healthy?

"This compelling, groundbreaking, and utterly persuasive book has opened my eyes." Anne Fadiman, Author, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
"Bradley and Taylor provide a clear account of life in the chasm between health and social services and put forth concrete ideas on how we can do better." Paul Farmer, MD/PhD, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners In Health
"This book argues compellingly that we may have been looking for solutions in the wrong places for answers to our health care problems." Jim Marks, MD, Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"This book offers an important reality check about what actually creates health in the United States." William Gillespie, MD, Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth
"Startling in its simplicity and power… this book provides crucial insights regarding how to improve the health of us all." Nicholas A. Christakis, MD/PhD, Sol Goldman Family
Professor of Social and Natural Science, Yale University
"This book will enlighten and enliven the discourse." Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, President, Institute of Medicine