Author Roy Wilkinson Announces New Book: Killing Healthcare - How the ACA is Murdering the U.S. Healthcare System

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In his book, Wilkinson states that the ACA may be doing more harm than good by providing too much insurance and covering mandatory benefits for routine care.

We have seen evidence that the lack of insurance in a competitive marketplace can drive prices down in healthcare.

Roy Wilkinson knows healthcare. He is a consultant, writer, speaker and futurist who has helped shape healthcare trends and new innovations. His new book, Killing Healthcare, shares his insight honed from advising some of America’s largest corporations, unions and public health plan sponsors. His latest effort takes the reader through the history, politics and future of the U.S. healthcare system, and how the Affordable Care Act may be doing more harm than good.

“We have seen evidence that the lack of insurance in a competitive marketplace can drive prices down in healthcare…the problem then with our system is not a lack of insurance, but rather, too much insurance,” according to Mr. Wilkinson.

The Affordable Care Act has sparked a spirited debate regarding the process used to pass the law and through its subsequent implementation. Critics find the Act untenable in its design and application, while supporters believe it has addressed some of healthcare's biggest questions regarding access to care. A principal question raised and answered in the book is whether the U.S. healthcare system was actually broken and required such a comprehensive overhaul. Mr. Wilkinson examines the history of national healthcare in the U.S., the impact of the ACA and contrasts what nine other countries are doing to address the healthcare needs of their residents.

Killing Healthcare is written for everyone who is interested in gaining a clearer understanding of what to expect from American healthcare, particularly in light of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell. Wilkinson says that this book is not a statistical treatise for Washington policy wonks. Mr. Wilkinson’s style is informative and engaging and takes a serious, but irreverent tone that readers will find refreshing.

The book, Killing Healthcare: How the ACA is Murdering the U.S. Healthcare System, is currently available at

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