Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

by James A. Morone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195170660

ISBN-13: 9780195170665

Pub. Date: 12/03/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet its citizens have lower life expectancy, more infant mortalities, and higher adolescent death rates than those in most other advanced industrial nations—and even some developing countries. In Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair a distinguished group of health policy experts pointedly examines this

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America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet its citizens have lower life expectancy, more infant mortalities, and higher adolescent death rates than those in most other advanced industrial nations—and even some developing countries. In Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair a distinguished group of health policy experts pointedly examines this troubling paradox, as they chart the stark disparities in health and wealth in the United States. Rich in insight and extensive in scope, these incisive essays explain how growing income inequality, high poverty rates, and inadequate coverage combine to create the U.S.'s current healthcare difficulties. Ultimately, Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair not only identifies the problems contributing to America's healthcare woes but also outlines concrete policy proposals for reform, issuing a clarion call to end the stalemate over health reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195170665
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: Health and Wealth in the Good Society, James A. Morone and Lawrence R. Jacobs
Part I: An American Dilemma
1. Why the USA Is Not Number One in Health, Ichiro Kawachi
2. Health Disparities in the Land of Equality, Lawrence R. Jacobs
Part II: Corrosive Markets
3. How Market Ideology Guarantees Racial Inequality, Deborah Stone
4. The Damages of the Market Panacea, Mark Schlesinger
Part III: Silent Groups
5. Organized Labor's Incredible, Shrinking Social Vision, Marie Gottschalk
6. Interest Groups and the Reproduction of Inequality, Connie A. Nathanson
Part IV: Chaotic Institutions
7. The Congressional Graveyard for Health Care Reform, Mark A. Peterson
8. Courts, Inequality, and Health Care, Peter D. Jacobson and Elisabeth Selvin
Part V: The Territory Ahead: Little Victories
9. Medicaid at the Crossroads, Colleen Grogan and Erik Patashnik
10. Kids and Bureaucrats at the Grass Roots, Elizabeth H. Kilbreth and James A. Morone
Part VI: The Territory Ahead: Thinking Big
11. Incrementalism Adds Up?, Lawrence D. Brown
12. What Government Can Do, Benjamin I. Page
Conclusion: Prospering in the Age of Global Markets, Lawrence R. Jacobs and James A. Morone
Essential Reading
Index

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