Books and DVD

Books by Maggie Mahar

  • Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much

    Money Driven Medicine Maggie Mahar

    “Filled with arresting statistics and stunning anecdotes, Maggie Mahar’s Money-Driven Medicine is the sort of book you can’t help but tattoo with a thousand underlines, exclamation points, and scrawled comments. So it’s surprising that the most poignant lines come just seven pages into the preface.

    “ ‘In the course of these interviews,’ Mahar writes, ‘I was surprised by just how many physicians returned my calls. The great majority did not know me; I expected responses from perhaps 20 percent. Instead, four out of five called back.  Most talked for 30 minutes—or longer.’

    “Generally, a writer researching her exposé of an industry needs to seek out, convince, and cajole her informants. Not here. The state of health-care is so alarming that the participants are desperate to blow their whistles, if only someone would listen. Mahar did, and closely.”

    Ezra Klein, Washington Monthly

  • Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982–2004 (Harper Collins, 2004)

    Bull! by Maggie Mahar

    “Makes a devastating case against the contention that the market is almost always efficient … Highly readable and insightful.”

    Paul Krugman, New York Times

    “Well-reported and well-written, Bull! is a book investors can learn much from”

    Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway’s 2003 annual report

  • Money-Driven Medicine, the Film

    Money Driven Medicine The film

    “Money-Driven Medicine is one of the strongest documentaries I have seen in years and could not be more timely. The more people who see and talk about it, the more likely we are to get serious and true health care reform.”

    Bill Moyers