From the Publisher
Everyone, wherever he or she lives, is affected by the health care system and medicine. Have you ever thought how the decisions made by politicians affect you? How they may, one day, change your life? There is no such thing as freedom without free medicine. There is an increasing desire for political control in our hospitals. This limits our freedom, and without our knowing it, will come to change our lives. Hippocrates was a physician in Ancient Greece’s Classical period who stood for freedom and patients’ rights in medicine. By defending him, we are defending ourselves. By becoming aware of the issues we face in today's medicine, we are enabling ourselves to guard and stand up for our own freedom. This book explores those key problems and offers solutions for how to overcome them.