Welfare Medicine in America: A Case Study of Medicaid

Welfare Medicine in America: A Case Study of Medicaid

by Robert Bocking Stevens, Rosemary Stevens
     
 
Originally published in 1974 (by the Free Press), this work by Robert Stevens (Pembroke College, Oxford, UK) and Rosemary Stevens (emeritus, history and sociology, U. of Pennsylvania, US) studied the history of the U.S. program of Medicaid from its 1965 inception to the early 1970s. The authors characterize the program as being unable to answer questions of the

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Originally published in 1974 (by the Free Press), this work by Robert Stevens (Pembroke College, Oxford, UK) and Rosemary Stevens (emeritus, history and sociology, U. of Pennsylvania, US) studied the history of the U.S. program of Medicaid from its 1965 inception to the early 1970s. The authors characterize the program as being unable to answer questions of the philosophical basis upon which it rests, "wavering between a Rawlsian advantaging of the most disadvantaged and the reluctance of Nozick's minimal state to interfere with the liberty of individuals." Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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From the Publisher
"Welfare Medicine in America is a comprehensive, policy-dense case study analysis of the Medicaid program from its genesis and passage as Title XIX of the Social Security Act of 1965, to its implementation in the late 1960s and its administration during the growing period of economic problems in 1973."
—Jonathan Gilbride, Nursing History Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780029315200
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1974
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Stevens is master of Pembroke College, Oxford, and serves as counsel to the law firm Covington & Burling, where his practice involves international commercial law and competition law. He has also taught at Yale and Tulane Universities, and has authored many articles and books, including studies of social legislation and the legal profession in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Rosemary A. Stevens is a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar in social medicine and public policy at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Stanley I. Sheerr professor emeritus in the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her writings have appeared in Harvard Business Review; Journal of Health Politics, Policies and Law;and American Journal of Public Health. In addition she is the author of numerous books, including The Public-Private Health Care State: Essays on the History of American Health Policy. Rosemary A. Stevens is a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar in social medicine and public policy at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Stanley I. Sheerr professor emeritus in the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her writings have appeared in Harvard Business Review; Journal of Health Politics, Policies and Law;and American Journal of Public Health. In addition she is the author of numerous books, including The Public-Private Health Care State: Essays on the History of American Health Policy.

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