Health Care Politics and Policy in America / Edition 3

Health Care Politics and Policy in America / Edition 3

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by Kant Patel, Mark E Rushefsky
     
 

Fully updated in this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines a historical overview of U.S. health policy and the origins of the Medicare and Medicaid programs with analysis of current trends and reform efforts. The authors:
-- show how health policy fits into the larger social, economic, and political environment of the UnitedSee more details below

Overview

Fully updated in this new edition, Health Care Politics and Policy in America combines a historical overview of U.S. health policy and the origins of the Medicare and Medicaid programs with analysis of current trends and reform efforts. The authors:
-- show how health policy fits into the larger social, economic, and political environment of the United States;
-- identify the roles played by both public and private, institutional and individual actors in shaping the health care system at all levels;
-- take account of the dynamic impact of technological change on health care capacities, costs, and ethics.

The book equips readers with the basic tools for drawing more informed judgments in the ongoing debate about health care policy in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765614780
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Chronology of Significant Events and Legislation in U.S. Health Care; 1. Health Care Politics; The Health Policy Environment;
• Key Health Policy Actors;
• Conclusion; 2. Health Care Policy in the United States; Health Care in the Nineteenth Century;
• The Transformation of American Medicine: 1900-1935;
• The Role of the Federal Government;
• Expansion of Health Facilities and Services: 1930-1960;
• Increasing Access to Health Care: The 1960s;
• Efforts at Health Care Cost Containment: 1970-1980s;
• The Reagan Administration;
• George H. W. Bush Administration;
• The Clinton Administration and Health Care Reforms;
• George W. Bush Administration;
• Presidential Election of 2004;
• The Role of State and Local Governments in Health Care;
• Conclusion.

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