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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801884322

ISBN-13: 9780801884320

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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,

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

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

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