Health Care Politics, Policy, and Distributive Justice: The Ironic Triumph / Edition 1

Health Care Politics, Policy, and Distributive Justice: The Ironic Triumph / Edition 1

by Robert P. Rhodes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791407780

ISBN-13: 9780791407783

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book describes and evaluates power and influence in the creation, administration, and distribution of health care in the United States. His work is uniquely concerned with distributive justice as well as power. Who ought to receive more (or less) health care? How should we decide these distributions? Such questions are addressed in works of philosophy with

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This book describes and evaluates power and influence in the creation, administration, and distribution of health care in the United States. His work is uniquely concerned with distributive justice as well as power. Who ought to receive more (or less) health care? How should we decide these distributions? Such questions are addressed in works of philosophy with little attention to political, legal, and economic analysis of budget dilemmas, professional and industrial politics, and technology. This volume takes the issue a step further by placing health policy issues in the broader context of American politics, illuminating the conflict between health resources and other needs, and evaluating the trade offs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791407783
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
SUNY series in Health Care Politics and Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Figures

Tables

Acknowledgments

Preface

Part I Modern Miracles, Hard Choices
1. Health Care Past and Present
2. The Irony of Equal Access to Health Care
3. Health Care Politics, Policy, and Economics
4. Tragic Choice, Technology, and Political Decision-Making
5. Young and Old
6. Distributive Justice and Health Care Rationing

Part II Health Care Politics in America
7. The Constitutional Framework
8. The Health Care Lobby
9. Congress and the Bureaucracy
10. Budget Politics: Who Gets What, When, and How
11. Socialism, Private Enterprise, or State Regulation
12. Courts and Medical Liability: Where Is Justice?
13. Medical Liability and the Insurance "Crisis"

Index

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