“CODE BLUE: Inside the Medical-Industrial Complex” is challenging active readers and promoting active debate and communication among Book Club members across America. The materials below are available open access to assist Book Clubs and include: 1) a 15 minute interview of Dr. Magee by Professor of Economics and founder of Democracy at Works, Richard Wolff; 2) a presentational slide deck; and 3) a list of discussion questions to promote debate and discussion. The active engagement of Book Clubs across America is a vital link in transforming CODE BLUE from simply a book into a national movement.

Professor Wolff interviews Mike Magee HERE.

CODE BLUE Questions for Book Clubs

Why is health care so expensive in the U.S.?

Why do we have such a large percentage of our citizens uninsured?

Why do drugs cost so much?

Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like their Medicare?

Why do we have such a high mortality rate for pregnant mothers in the US.

Why is lifespan for the first time moving in the wrong direction?

Why are health insurers and pharmaceutical companies so profitable?

Why do hospitals have nearly a half million avoidable deaths each year?

Do you think your employer knows much about health care?

Does America have the best health care in the world?