Health of Nations: Public Opinion and the Making of American and British Health Policy

Health of Nations: Public Opinion and the Making of American and British Health Policy

by Lawrence R. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801427614

ISBN-13: 9780801427619

Pub. Date: 07/01/1993

Publisher: Cornell University Press

"Now that health care policy is again at the top of the U.S. political agenda, this book offers a timely analysis of forces that may help to shape what politicians in Washington, D.C., choose to do. Jacobs is to be commended for his pioneering explanations of the interactions of public opinion, institutional arrangements, and elite decisions in the making of national…  See more details below

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"Now that health care policy is again at the top of the U.S. political agenda, this book offers a timely analysis of forces that may help to shape what politicians in Washington, D.C., choose to do. Jacobs is to be commended for his pioneering explanations of the interactions of public opinion, institutional arrangements, and elite decisions in the making of national social policies. While his formulations will arouse controversy as well as simple agreement, they are sure to receive wide notice. And deservedly so."--Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801427619
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Series:
6/30/2008
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 6.30(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Pt. ITheoretical and Empirical Contexts
1Institutions and Culture3
2Policymakers' Sensitivity toward Public Opinion21
3Public Understandings of the State and Health Care39
Pt. IIThe Health Care Debate Moves to the Mainstream
4Britain, 1930s-1942: Reform Becomes Practical Politics59
5United States, 1950s-1960: Medicare and Presidential Campaigning85
Pt. IIIA Search for Consensus
6Britain, 1942-1945: Aftermath of the Beveridge Report111
7United States, 1960-1964: Kennedy's Inauguration and Johnson's Succession137
Pt. IVBold Innovation in Ongoing Policy Discussions
8Britain, 1945-1946: The Labour Government and the National Health Service Act167
9United States, 1964-1965: Johnson, the 89th Congress, and the Medicare Act190
Conclusion216
Bibliography237
Index251

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