A former champion of market-driven healthcare practices now condemns them. Private medical marketplace forces, long held out as the only alternative to a government-controlled system, have aggravated rather than alleviated the problems plaguing the U.S. health care system, according to a new book, ``Oxymorons: The Myth of a US Health Care System,'' written by medical economist J.D. Kleinke and published today by Jossey-Bass. ``Managed care is the private market failure in overdrive,'' says ...

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