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.
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
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