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Overview

Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on each topic. Extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact are also included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780737751000
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/24/2010
  • Series: Current Controversies Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 What Is the Current State of the Health Care System in America?

1 The U.S. Health Care System Offers the Best Health Care in the World Michael D. Tanner 11

2 The U.S. Health Care System Is Not Working Karen Davis 16

3 The Problems with America's Health Care System Are Exaggerated N. Gregory Mankiw 22

4 Health Care Should Be a Right Daniel Zhou 29

5 Health Care Should Not Be Treated as a Right Lee Hieb 34

Chapter 2 What Issues Are Impacting Health Care in America?

1 The Insurance Industry Is Problematic Barbara Ehrenreich 41

2 The Insurance Industry Is Not Problematic Mark Gimein 46

3 Employers Need to Be More Involved in Health Care Michael E. Porter Elizabeth O. Teisberg Scott Wallace 53

4 Employers Need to Be Less Involved in Health Care Clive Crook 60

5 The High Cost of Health Care Is the Result of Waste Wayne Laugesen 67

6 The High Cost of Health Care Is the Result of Improvement in Quality Don Peck 72

7 The U.S. Health Care System Spends Too Much Money Without Good Health Results Doug Pibel Sarah van Gelder 79

Chapter 3 How Should the Health Care System in America Be Reformed?

1 More Government-Provided Care Is Needed to Reform the Health Care System David M. Cutler J. Bradford DeLong Ann Marie Marciarille 87

2 Less Government-Provided Care Is Needed to Reform the Health Care System Dave Camp 93

3 A Consumer-Driven Health Care System Is the Best System Bill Steigerwald interviewing Regina Herzlinger 98

4 A Consumer-Driven Health Care System Is Not the Best System Trudy Lieberman Timothy Jost 106

5 A Single-Payer System Is the Preferable Health Care System Leonard Rodberg Don McCanne 114

6 A Single-PayerSystem Is Not the Preferable Health Care System Kevin C. Fleming 120

Facts About Health Care 126

Organizations to Contact 129

For Further Reading 134

Index 140

Picture Credits 144

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