Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States

Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States

by Virginia Gray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589019898
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2013
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Virginia Gray is Robert Watson Winston Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

David Lowery is Bruce R. Miller and Dean D. LaVigne Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer K. Benz serves as a senior research scientist for NORC at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: Interests and Health Policy

1. Health Care and Organized Interests in the United States

2. The Theory and Structure of Health Interest Communities in the States

3. State Pharmacy Assistance Programs as Innovations

4. The Politics of Managing Managed Care

5. Universal Health Care in the States

6. Conclusion: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Influence in the ACA Policy Environment

Appendix 2.1: Descriptions of Health Interest Organization Subguilds

Appendix 2.2: States Ranked by Health Interest Group Density

Appendix 2.3: Density by Subguild, Raw Numbers in 1998

Appendix 2.4: Data Source for Political Action Committes

Appendix 3.1: List of Data Sources

Appendix 3.2: Estimation of Annual Interest Group Measures Using the ESA Model

Appendix 4.1: Data Sources of Dependent Variables

Appendix 4.2: Managed Care Regulation Descriptive Statistics

Appendix 4.3: Definitions and Sources of Independent Variables

Appendix 5.1: Sources of Dependent Variables

Appendix 5.2: Sources of Independent Variables

References

Index

What People are Saying About This

Christopher Z. Mooney

The foremost scholars of interest groups take on the major domestic issue of our time—health care reform. By using the multitude of state actions in this area over the past generation, Gray, Lowery, and Benz shed more light on the politics of health care in the United States than ten books on the PPACA.

Lawrence R. Jacobs

The most comprehensive starting point for analyzing state health reform and understanding its future directions. Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States will inform and stimulate a new generation of research on the politics of state health reform and the role of interest groups. A must read for students of health reform, state policy innovation, and American politics.

From the Publisher

"The foremost scholars of interest groups take on the major domestic issue of our time -- health care reform. By using the multitude of state actions in this area over the past generation, Gray, Lowery, and Benz shed more light on the politics of health care in the United States than ten books on the PPACA." -- Christopher Z. Mooney, University of Illinois, Springfield

"The most comprehensive starting point for analyzing state health reform and understanding its future directions. Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States will inform and stimulate a new generation of research on the politics of state health reform and the role of interest groups. A must read for students of health reform, state policy innovation, and American politics." -- Lawrence R. Jacobs, University of Minnesota

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