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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737740066
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 6/6/2008
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • 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)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the State of US Health Care?

Chapter Preface 20

1 The US Health Care System Is in Poor Shape Karen Davis Cathy Schoen Kristof Stremikis 22

2 The US Health Care System Is in Good Shape Scott W. Atlas 59

3 Many Americans Are Losing Health Insurance Families USA 64

4 Many Americans Are Choosing to Live Without Health Insurance David Amsden 72

5 Medicare Is Unsustainable and May Bankrupt the Nation David Nather 85

6 Reforming Medicare Can Help Lower Health Care Costs Len M. Nichols 99

Periodical Bibliography 104

Chapter 2 Who Is to Blame for Rising Health Care Costs?

Chapter Preface 106

1 Drug Companies Are to Blame for Rising Health Care Costs PR Newswire 108

2 Drug Companies Are Not to Blame for Rising Health Care Costs Sally C. Pipes 113

3 Overprescribed and Dangerous Treatments Contribute to Rising Health Care Costs Ellen-Marie Whelan Sonia Sekhar 116

4 Consumer Behavior Contributes to Rising Health Care Costs Raja Jagadeesan 127

Periodical Bibliography 132

Chapter 3 How Should Health Care Be Reformed?

Chapter Preface 134

1 America Needs Universal Health Care Eric R. Kingson John M. Common 137

2 America Does Not Need Universal Health Care John C. Goodman 151

3 Free-Market Competition Can Fix Rising Health Care Costs Michael F. Cannon 158

4 Free-Market Competition Will Not Fix Rising Health Care Costs Joe Flower 174

5 Consumer-Driven Health Care Is More Affordable William J. Reindl 181

6 Consumer-Driven Health Care Is Less Effective Carol L. Owen 189

Periodical Bibliography 197

Chapter 4 How Will the 2010 Health Care Reform Law Impact America?

Chapter Preface 199

1 Health Care Reform Law Expands Coverage to Millions of Americans Barack Obama 201

2 Health Care Reform Law Expands Government Control Michael Tennant 210

3 Health Care Reform Law Will Increase the Federal Debt Paul Ryan 223

4 Health Care Reform Law Will Reduce the Federal Debt Paul N. Van de Water James R. Homey 230

5 Health Care Reform Law Will Harm Seniors Robert Moffitt 240

6 Health Care Reform Law Will Benefit Seniors Jeff Bingaman 246

Periodical Bibliography 252

For Further Discussion 253

Organizations to Contact 257

Bibliography of Books 264

Index 267

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