- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Health Affairs -
“Superb. . . . Likely to become required reading for anyone who wishes (or claims) to understand health care in the United States.”
"Read McDonough's book."—The Incidental Economist
"McDonough has done the hard work of breaking a large and historic piece of legislation down into a sober, balanced, thorough, readable, and important book. Recommended."—Library Journal
"Admirably clear . . . provides the best explanation available, which occupies most of his book, of the many individual components of the ten titles of the final act."—New York Review of Books
"Unique. . . . Offers a perspective available to few others. . . . Accessible, highly informative, and well worth [the reader's] time."—World Medical & Health Policy Jrnl
Introduction -- A Meeting in Minnesota
Part I. Preludes and Process
1. The Knowledge Base--Why National Health Reform?
When Did U.S. Leaders Begin Pushing for Health Care Reform?
The Evolution of Universal Coverage as an Issue Cost and Quality Emerge as Health Care Concerns What Happened to Federal Reform after the 1993-94 Clinton Health Reform Failure?
The Congressional Budget Office Elusive Public Opinion
2. Social Strategy--Massachusetts Avenue Massachusetts Health Reform Explained California Tries and Stumbles Roads Not Taken
3. Political Will I--Prelude to a Health Reform Campaign Gathering Momentum The Presidential Campaign
4. Political Will II--A Health Reform Campaign The Senate Moves First The House Finds Its Footing The Obama Administration Moves In Agreements, Deals, and Lack Thereof Republicans--Current and Former Markup Mash-Ups On the Floors A Faux Conference and Ping-Pong Byrd Baths, End Games, and a Sidecar
Part II. Policies--Ten Titles
5. Title I--The Three-Legged Stool Title I: Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans Understanding Title I The Struggle over Health Insurance The Three-Legged Stool The Exchange Who Is Left Out?
Employer Responsibility Immigrants The Public-Plan Option Administrative Simplification
6. Title II-Medicaid, CHIP, and the Governors Title II--The Role of Public Programs Understanding Medicaid Understanding Title II The Numbers Game Medicaid's Future CHIP--the Favored Child
7. Title III--Medical Care, Medicare, and the Cost Curve Title III--Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care Some Essential Background on Medicare Understanding Title III Following the Money The Future: Will the ACA Lower U.S. Health Care Costs?
8. Title IV--Money, Mammograms, and Menus Title IV--Prevention of Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health Understanding Title IV
9. Title V--Who Will Provide the Care?
Title V--Health Care Workforce Understanding Title V
10. Title VI--The Stew Title VI--Program Integrity and Transparency Understanding Title VI Fraud and Abuse The Physician Payments Sunshine Act Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Elder Justice and Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Medical-Liability Reform
11. Title VII--Biosimilar Biological Products Title VII--Improving Access to Innovative Medical Therapies Understanding Title VII Biosimilar Basics Congress Decides
12. Title VIII--CLASS Act Title VIII--Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Understanding Title VIII CLASS Beginnings CLASS Questions CLASS Makes the Cut
13. Title IX--Paying for the ACA (or About Half of It)
Title IX--Revenue Provisions Understanding Title IX
14. Title X-Plus--The Manager's Amendment and the Reconciliation Act The Manager's Amendment The Reconciliation Sidecar Understanding Title X
Summary Judgments Minnesota Redux Conclusions: Looking Back Conclusions: Looking Ahead
Notes Health Reform Timeline Index Illustrations follow page
Posted October 5, 2012