Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy / Edition 3

Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy / Edition 3

by Carol S. Weissert, William G. Weissert
     
 

Governing Health examines health care policy making from a long-term, political perspective, describing how Congress, the president, special interest groups, bureaucracy, and state governments help define health policy problems and find politically feasible solutions. The third edition of this pathbreaking book is updated to cover recent legislative efforts,

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Overview

Governing Health examines health care policy making from a long-term, political perspective, describing how Congress, the president, special interest groups, bureaucracy, and state governments help define health policy problems and find politically feasible solutions. The third edition of this pathbreaking book is updated to cover recent legislative efforts, including the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801884320
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
IHealth Policy and Institutions
1Congress15
2The Presidency72
3Interest Groups110
4Bureaucracy154
5States and Health Care Reform192
IIHealth and the Policy Process
6The Policy Process245
7Applying Theory to Reality: The Case of the Balanced Budget Act281
Conclusion318
List of Abbreviations329
References331
Index361

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