Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 3, 2007
With more that 45 million Americans currently uninsured, it's no surprise health care is a key political issue in both "The New American Story," and the AccordingToAmerica.com quiz entitled "New Solutions or Old Politics: Are You Ready for a New American Story?" (http://www.AccordingToAmerica.com). "The New American Story," the sixth book from former Democratic senator, one-time presidential hopeful, NBA all-star, and New York Times best seller, Bill Bradley, is due to be released March 27, 2007. AccordingToAmerica.com allows visitors to voice their opinion on American health care and other hot political issues.
AccordingToAmerica.com quiz respondents can instantly compare their opinions on the American health care system to other quiz respondents' answers. In addition to viewing their results, users have the opportunity to read in-depth explanations based on facts and Bradley's political views and experiences (http://www.AccordingToAmerica.com).
According to a 2004 HealthGrades, Inc. study cited by Bill Bradley in "The New American Story," the number of Medicare patients who die from medical mistakes each day is equivalent to that of a 747 plane crash. In his book, Bradley discusses how mandatory health insurance may alleviate the current struggle of the American health care system and challenges readers to ask themselves if they are ready to create a New American Story (http://www.AccordingToAmerica.com).
The National Coalition of Health Care reports that every 30 seconds, overwhelming medical expenses cause an American citizen to go bankrupt. Hospitals over-bill insurance companies to ensure they collect what they're owed; medication error detection is only one percent; hospital infection rates have been rising for decades; and because of increases in malpractice suits, many doctors are hesitant to advise patients as openly as they should be able to.
Because of the problems associated with today's American health care systems, Bradley believes mandating health insurance for everyone will drive down medical costs while ensuring reasonable profits for health care organizations and providers.
Bill Bradley served as a New Jersey Senator from 1978 to 1996 and ran for the Democratic presidential bid in 2000. He has authored extensive legislation including the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Bradley has also authored: "Time Present, Time Past," a New York Times bestseller about his life as a senator; "The Journey From Here;" New York Times bestseller "Values of the Game;" "The Fair Tax;" and "Life on the Run."