Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity / Edition 1

Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity / Edition 1

by Susan Sered, Rushika Fernandopulle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520250060

ISBN-13: 9780520250062

Pub. Date: 10/16/2006

Publisher: University of California Press


Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and

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Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation, this book takes a fresh look at one of the most important social issues facing the United States today. A new afterword updates the stories of many of the people who are so memorably presented here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520250062
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/16/2006
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated with a New Afterword
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Loretta and Greg's Story
Introduction: The Death Spiral

1. From Working Class to Working Poor: The Death of Industry in America's Heartland
2. Medicaid, Welfare Reform, and Low-Wage Work in the New Economy
3. Family Matters: Divorce and Domestic Violence
4. Who Cares for the Caregivers? Love as a Portal into the Death Spiral
5. The Fox Guarding the Henhouse: Work-Related Injuries and the Vagaries of Workers' Compensation
6. Risky Business: The Self-Employed, Small Business Owners, and Other American Entrepreneurs
7. Young, Sick, and Part-Time: The Vulnerability of Youth and the New American Job Market
8. Mental Health Matters: A Mexican Immigrant Hits the Bureaucratic Wall
9. Minority Report: Health Care Stories from Black America

10. Descent through the Death Spiral
11. Moving Forward

Appendix 1: A Primer on the U.S. Health Care System and the Safety Net
Appendix 2: Resources for Health Care
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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