Health Care

Health Care

by Noel Merino

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737756555
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Series: Global Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 What Is the Current State of the Health Care System in America?

1 The U.S. Health Care System Offers the Best Health Care in the World Michael D. Tanner 11

2 The U.S. Health Care System Is Not Working Karen Davis 16

3 The Problems with America's Health Care System Are Exaggerated N. Gregory Mankiw 22

4 Health Care Should Be a Right Daniel Zhou 29

5 Health Care Should Not Be Treated as a Right Lee Hieb 34

Chapter 2 What Issues Are Impacting Health Care in America?

1 The Insurance Industry Is Problematic Barbara Ehrenreich 41

2 The Insurance Industry Is Not Problematic Mark Gimein 46

3 Employers Need to Be More Involved in Health Care Michael E. Porter Elizabeth O. Teisberg Scott Wallace 53

4 Employers Need to Be Less Involved in Health Care Clive Crook 60

5 The High Cost of Health Care Is the Result of Waste Wayne Laugesen 67

6 The High Cost of Health Care Is the Result of Improvement in Quality Don Peck 72

7 The U.S. Health Care System Spends Too Much Money Without Good Health Results Doug Pibel Sarah van Gelder 79

Chapter 3 How Should the Health Care System in America Be Reformed?

1 More Government-Provided Care Is Needed to Reform the Health Care System David M. Cutler J. Bradford DeLong Ann Marie Marciarille 87

2 Less Government-Provided Care Is Needed to Reform the Health Care System Dave Camp 93

3 A Consumer-Driven Health Care System Is the Best System Bill Steigerwald interviewing Regina Herzlinger 98

4 A Consumer-Driven Health Care System Is Not the Best System Trudy Lieberman Timothy Jost 106

5 A Single-Payer System Is the Preferable Health Care System Leonard Rodberg Don McCanne 114

6 A Single-PayerSystem Is Not the Preferable Health Care System Kevin C. Fleming 120

Facts About Health Care 126

Organizations to Contact 129

For Further Reading 134

Index 140

Picture Credits 144

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