The Changing Federal Role in U.S. Health Care Policy

The Changing Federal Role in U.S. Health Care Policy

by Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275950247

ISBN-13: 9780275950248

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Health care in the United States at the end of the 20th century occupies a completely different place in the economy, in the public consciousness, and in its impact on government, than it did at the beginning of the century, or even in the early years of the Clinton Administration. Health care is now a multi-billion dollar industry; one that consumes more than 15…  See more details below

Overview

Health care in the United States at the end of the 20th century occupies a completely different place in the economy, in the public consciousness, and in its impact on government, than it did at the beginning of the century, or even in the early years of the Clinton Administration. Health care is now a multi-billion dollar industry; one that consumes more than 15 percent of the nation's GNP. Citizens now regard health care as essential to the quality of their lives, and a steady stream of new medications and procedures point to ways to extend the lives of our aging population and restore those injured on or off the job. At the same time, the changing patterns of health care have stirred a national debate over the growth of managed care and the role that government can play in providing solid health care standards--a medical safety net--within tightening budgetary restraints. This book explores the role of the federal government in health care policy development from the years of the Founding Fathers to the present.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275950248
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Evolving Federal Role in the U.S. Health Care System
1General Comments on the U.S. Health Care Infrastructure and Delivery System3
2Salient Features of the U.S. Health Care Infrastructure and Delivery System19
Pt. IIThe Federal Legislative Process and Its Outcome49
3Health Policy Process at the National Level and the Role of Politics49
4The History of Federal Involvement in Health and Major Health-Related Legislation67
5The Federal Role in the 1980s: The Reagan and Bush Years and Limited, Reactive Change93
Pt. IIIThe Future of Health Care and the Role of Government
6The Lack of Success of Major Health Care Reforms in the Early 1990s: The Clinton Years113
7The Need for Reform: Failures of the Current System and Issues of the Future135
Appendix149
References171
Subject Index181
Author Index185

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