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Healthcare Reform In America

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Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook reviews the failed attempts at health care reform in the last century, identifying the economic, social, and political forces that pushed for a national system and those that prevented it from happening. Written by two of our most respected and incisive health care critics, the book vividly demonstrates that right now, concerns about quality and cost, plummeting consumer satisfaction, and the need for reform are as great as they...

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Overview

Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook reviews the failed attempts at health care reform in the last century, identifying the economic, social, and political forces that pushed for a national system and those that prevented it from happening. Written by two of our most respected and incisive health care critics, the book vividly demonstrates that right now, concerns about quality and cost, plummeting consumer satisfaction, and the need for reform are as great as they have ever been.

Balanced, authoritative, and compelling, the book gives readers the basic tools they need to understand the core problems, access important data, and make informed decisions and valuable contributions toward reforming the system.

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"This handbook is a great resource for information on the public policy issue of healthcare reform in the United States. . . . [A] valuable resource for students and it is recommended for secondary schools and community college and undergraduate libraries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576079775
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/8/2004
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 284
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Healthcare reform : cost, quality, access, and the government's role 1
2 The role of the federal government in health and earlier healthcare reform efforts 27
3 Chronology 65
4 People and events 91
5 Facts and documents 105
6 Organizations 221
7 Selected print and nonprint resources 233
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