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
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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
Sales rank:
704,513
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : Loretta and Greg's story
Introduction : the death spiral1
1From working class to working poor : the death of industry in America's heartland21
2Medicaid, welfare reform, and low-wage work in the new economy40
3Family matters : divorce and domestic violence57
4Who cares for the caregivers? : love as a portal into the death spiral72
5The fox guarding the henhouse : work-related injuries and the vagaries of workers' compensation86
6Risky business : the self-employed, small business owners, and other American entrepreneurs107
7Young, sick, and part-time : the vulnerability of youth and the new American job market122
8Mental health matters : a Mexican immigrant hits the bureaucratic wall140
9Race matters : health care stories from Black America152
10Descent through the death spiral163
11Moving forward184
App. 1A primer on the U.S. health care system and the safety net195

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