Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy: Life, Death, and Social Policy

Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy: Life, Death, and Social Policy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871544773
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 05/31/2015
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 810,002
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JAMES S. HOUSE is Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

About the Author xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter 1 Health, Health Care, and Health Policy in America: A Contradiction Wrapped in a Paradox Inside an Enigma 1

Part I Historical and Scientific Foundations 17

Chapter 2 Health Care Reform: Necessary but Not Nearly Sufficient 19

Chapter 3 Health Care ≠ Health: From Biomedical to Social Determinants of Health 29

Chapter 4 The Lives, Deaths, and Health of Individuals and Populations over Time and Social Strata 48

Chapter 5 Racial-Ethnic, Gender, and Age Disparities in Health and Their Relation to Socioeconomic Position 71

Part II Policy Implications 87

Chapter 6 A New Demand-Side Health Policy: Implications for Research, Education, Policy, and Practice 89

Chapter 7 Socioeconomic Policies That Affect Health and Health Disparities 103

Chapter 8 The Economic Value and Impact of a New Demand-Side Health Policy 129

Chapter 9 Understanding and Resolving America's Paradoxical Crisis of Health Care and Health 141

Notes 159

References 181

Index 199

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