I really enjoyed reading this book because it is laid out more like a textbook. It is easier to understand because in the first part Brasfield gives information on things the reader needs to know to fully understand the rest of the book. He includes graphs and charts to visually depict his ideas. All of this makes the book more enjoyable to read.
I found one of Brasfield’s statistics particularly interesting. He says that health care expenses have grown faster than inflation for a Half-century. I believe that this is due to the fact that technology is expanding therefore creating new and more expensive procedures. This could also be due to the fact that health care providers are requiring to be paid more. Regardless of the reason, the more health costs continue to rise, the more people will have to spend to stay well. It surprised me when Brasfield said with the rising health care costs, people will have to make decisions between paying for health care or buying consumer goods.
Brasfield also brings up the question, “If we as a public are spending more on health care for other people, does that mean our society is moving closer to socialism?” I believe that is a good question. This question was the reason why many people opposed the Affordable Care Act. Therefore we must be careful with what reforms we make so that our nation does not become totally socialized.