"Why pay for medical treatment... when the Government is paying the best doctors in the world to treat you for free?" Having gotten your attention with this question, free information expert Lesko guides you through the complex maze of medical resources. As in his previous books, Lesko has collected and organized a directory of resources to assist patients, caregivers, and students. Included are information hotlines, consumer agencies, regulatory bureaus, legal assistance, and an alphabetical list of diseases (and associated organizations), from the common cold to the so-called "orphans"--diseases so rare that drug companies and hospitals often don't offer treatment, even when available, because it it not cost-effective. A vital reference source. Highly recommended.