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The Accidental System: Health Care Policy In America

The Accidental System: Health Care Policy In America

by Michael D Reagan
     
 

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With the demise of the Clinton health care reform plan, the debate on health care changed but did not subside. From opinion pieces in newspapers to dinner-table conversations, the debate over whether the right to quality health care is a public right, akin to educating our children, or whether it is a private one, akin to life insurance, continues. In The

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With the demise of the Clinton health care reform plan, the debate on health care changed but did not subside. From opinion pieces in newspapers to dinner-table conversations, the debate over whether the right to quality health care is a public right, akin to educating our children, or whether it is a private one, akin to life insurance, continues. In The Accidental System Michael Reagan shows that in the American political context, health care is neither exclusively a public right nor a private privilege. This insightful policy study provides students with an excellent demonstration of how public policy intersects with private markets.

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Reagan (political science, UC-Riverside) offers a policy study of how public policy intersects with private markets in American health care, demonstrating that in the American political context, health care is neither exclusively a public right nor a private privilege. Early chapters explain the inapplicability of the market model to health care, discuss the question of an ethical right to health care, and overview the evolution of American health care policy. Later chapters look at Medicare and Medicaid, managed care, and lessons from other countries. Accessible to general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813347011
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Series:
Dilemmas in American Politics
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
954 KB

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Michael D. Reagan is professor emeritus at the University of California at Riverside and has authored numerous publications on American government and politics, including books such as Regulation: The Politics of Policy and Curing the Crisis, and articles on health care in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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