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This timely new series examines a broad range of perceived,
practical, or actual legal rights and freedoms impacting the daily lives of teens. Each volume focuses on a different right or freedom. Material is drawn from primary and secondary sources. Many volumes cover rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and how these rights are interpreted and protected in regards to minors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737740066
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 6/6/2008
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 230
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
Is America's Health Care System in Need of Reform?
Chapter Preface     23
Health Care Spending Is out of Control   Eugene Steuerle     25
Health Care Spending Has Value   Martin Gaynor   Deepti Gudipati     31
The United States Has One of the Best Health Care Systems   James Peron     38
The United States Does Not Have One of the Best Health Care Systems   Karen Davis et al.     46
The United States Needs Universal Health Care   Barack Obama     54
The United States Does Not Need Universal Health Care   John C. Goodnam     62
Too Many Americans Lack Health Insurance   Risa Lavizzo-Mourey     79
Americans Do Not Need Health Insurance   Carla Howell     84
Periodical Bibliography     91
How Should National Health Care Be Restructured?
Chapter Preface     93
Consumer-Driven Health Care Will Enhance the Health Care System   Ronald Lagoe   Deborah L. Aspling   Gert P. Westert     95
Consumer-Driven Health Care May Exacerbate the Health Care Crisis   Gail Shearer     103
Medicare Private Insurance Improves Health CareQuality and Reduces Costs   Mark McClellan     107
Medicare Private Insurance Does Not Improve Health Care Quality or Reduce Costs   Medicare Rights Center     114
Periodical Bibliography     123
How Should the Health Care System Be Altered to Help the Uninsured?
Chapter Preface     125
Health Savings Accounts Will Make Health Care More Affordable   George W. Bush     127
Health Savings Accounts Will Not Make Health Care More Affordable   Families USA     136
Tax Deductions on Health Benefits Will Help the Uninsured   Michael F. Cannon     147
Tax Deductions on Health Benefits Will Not Help the Uninsured   Elise Gould     152
Health Insurance Should Be Portable   John Goodman     158
A Health Insurance Exchange Will Make Health Care More Affordable   Robert E. Moffit     165
Periodical Bibliography     173
How Should State Health Care Programs Be Altered?
Chapter Preface     175
Medicaid Funds Should Not Be Cut   Nick Dupree     177
Medicaid Cost Sharing Is Hurting the Poor   Michelle Chen     183
Medicaid Is Becoming Public Welfare   Stephen A. Moses     190
The State Children's Health Insurance Program Should Be Expanded   Partnership for Medicaid     195
The State Children's Health Insurance Program Should Not Be Expanded   Tom Price     201
Periodical Bibliography     206
For Further Discussion     207
Organizations to Contact     211
Bibliography of Books     217
Index     221
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