Next Steps, & Explaining My Absence

DrRich | July 26th, 2012 - 9:11 am

After five months of spending every spare moment on the project, yesterday I finally posted the final chapter of the first draft of my book, Open Wide and Say Moo! You might not think so to look at it, but this has been a big and difficult effort. And before embarking on the next steps, I am taking a break.

I am going to spend the next couple of weeks away from the book, away from this blog, and mostly away from civilization. For much of that time I will not have access to electricity, let alone the Internet. I will let this project percolate.

When I return I will begin the task of editing the book into a more final form, then preparing it for e-book publication. I thank all who have posted comments and criticisms – I will be taking all of your remarks into account as I do this work. (It is far from too late to add any comments you might have, since it will be at least mid-August before I can get back to this.)

My goal is to have a final version of the book available in Kindle format by mid to late September.  This is an ambitious schedule.

In the meantime, you should expect my postings on the Covert Rationing Blog to be at least extremely sparse, and more likely nonexistent. However, whenever I am within reach of the information superhighway I will still be monitoring (and responding to, where appropriate) your comments.

Also in the meantime, please know how much I appreciate any of you who have hung in there with me during this project, who have read at least parts of this work, or who have offered your words of encouragement or advice. It has meant a lot, and has kept me going.

Here’s the link to the complete archive of Open Wide and Say Moo!

DrRich

Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Up To Date Archive

DrRich | July 26th, 2012 - 7:06 am

Here you will find the (finally!) completed first draft of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.”

Comments, criticisms and suggestions are solicited, which I’ll thank you to leave here.
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Update – September 1, 2012

Open Wide and Say Moo! is now revised and published!

 

You can find it on Kindle here.

 

 

 

 

 

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My Rationale For Writing This Book

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Introduction

Part I – Progressive Healthcare, and Why We Have Chosen It

Chapter 1 – Run For The Hills, As We Are All Doomed!

Chapter 2 – The Demise of the Health Insurance Industry

Chapter 3 – The Cowing of the Medical Profession

Chapter 4 – The Four Ways To Control Healthcare Spending

Chapter 5 -  A Practical Theory Of The Progressive Program

Part II – What We Can Expect From Obamacare

Chapter 6 – Some Implications Of A Right To Healthcare

Chapter 7 – Limiting Individual Prerogatives in a Progressive Healthcare System

Chapter 8 – The Real Infrastructure of Obamacare

Chapter 9 – An Introduction To Herd Medicine

Chapter 10 – A Tyranny of Experts

Chapter 11 – Preventing Preventive Medicine

Chapter 12 – Your Duty to Maintain Wellness – or – The Importance of Demonizing the Obese

Chapter 13 – Age-Based Medicine and End-of-Life Healthcare

Chapter 14 – Stifling Medical Progress

Part III – What We Can Do About It

Chapter 15 – The Critical Importance of Individual Autonomy

Chapter 16 – Individualized Medicine – Our Last, Best Hope

Chapter 17 – What We Need To Do

Chapter 17, The Last Chapter – What We Need To Do

DrRich | July 25th, 2012 - 11:29 am

Chapter 17 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This, at long last, finishes the first draft of this book.

Chapter 17 can be found here.

Chapter 16 Is Ready – Individualized Medicine – Our Last, Best Hope

DrRich | July 17th, 2012 - 9:35 am

Chapter 16 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called Individualized Medicine – Our Last, Best Hope.

Chapter 16 can be found here.

Chapter 15 is Published – The Critical Importance of Individual Autonomy

DrRich | July 3rd, 2012 - 7:08 am

Chapter 15 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called The Critical Importance of Individual Autonomy. Chapter 15 is the first chapter of Part III of this book, the final part.

Chapter 15 can be found here.