Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

An entertaining and engaging fictionalized story based on hard to swallow facts.  “Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America” by Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA,. Chronicles a futuristic looks back at America’s past and current healthcare system. As reviewed by the Intergalactic Health Council. The book humorously presents the facts on the ground. Supported by amusing illustrations and aims to empower readers and citizens of the U.S. to take action and demand change.

It is the year 2035 and the United States of America has been invited to join the Council. After finally becoming a cool healthcare system for all its people. And actually figuring out how to send patients a believable understandable bill. Utilizing pop culture references, the book reflects on America’s dark healthcare past. With a detailed look at the year 2018. When the Affordable Care Act gave much greater access to a fundamentally broken, fragmented, expensive and inequitable healthcare system. Readers are taken on an alarming but educational journey.

Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America

Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America

With a unique story telling approach, and with illustrations by the talented Chrissie Bonner. The book reflects on what is wrong with the current system and what is going right for other “planets.” It asks the questions, what needs to be disrupted quickly. In order to reach the goal of joining the Council and why has everything else, such as retail and entertainment. Progressed over the past 40 years along with technological advances, but the U.S. healthcare system has not?

Although the book jokingly warns that it is not a children’s story due to the scary nature of the facts presented within. It provides a call to action for upcoming generations. To be the missing link to an optimistic future by causing real transformation via a consumer revolution to create a healthcare ecosystem that allows humans and technology to work toward a future where the patient is the “boss.”

Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America

Named by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” Dr Klasko is the President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. He has been a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in healthcare delivery. And higher education which inspired him to write “Bless This Mess.” He is also the author, along with Dr. Greg Shea, of 2016’s “We CAN Fix Healthcare: The Future Is Now.”

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