Remedy and Reaction

The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform, Revised Edition

Author: Paul Starr

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206666

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. He reveals the inside story of the rise and fall of the Clinton health plan in the early 1990sùand of the Gingrich counterrevolution that followed. And he explains the curious tale of how Mitt RomneyÆs reforms in Massachusetts became a model for Democrats and then follows both the passage of those reforms under Obama and the explosive reaction they elicited from conservatives. Writing concisely and with an even hand, the author offers exactly what is needed as the debate continuesùa penetrating account of how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.

Remedy and Reaction

The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform

Author: Paul Starr

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300178441

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 337

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In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This bo

Remedy and Reaction

The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform

Author: Paul Starr

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300171099

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1615

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In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. He reveals the inside story of the rise and fall of the Clinton health plan in the early 1990s—and of the Gingrich counterrevolution that followed. And he explains the curious tale of how Mitt Romney’s reforms in Massachusetts became a model for Democrats and then follows both the passage of those reforms under Obama and the explosive reaction they elicited from conservatives. Writing concisely and with an even hand, the author offers exactly what is needed as the debate continues—a penetrating account of how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

The Rise Of A Sovereign Profession And The Making Of A Vast Industry

Author: Paul Starr

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786725451

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries. "The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review

Responding to Healthcare Reform

A Strategy Guide for Healthcare Leaders

Author: Daniel B. McLaughlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567934168

Category: Law

Page: 169

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All laws are modified by future legislatures, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not be an exception. Healthcare organizations must be prepared to respond as the law evolves. Responding to Healthcare Reform clarifies the complexities of the ACA by explaining the underlying theories that shaped it, describing the act's impact on the role of the healthcare organization, and offering direction for strategy formulation. Written for healthcare executives, it focuses on the sections of the bill that are most pertinent to provider operations. Because the ACA creates an uncertain environment, this book is stocked with a variety of tools to help healthcare executives predict change and recalibrate strategies. You will benefit from: * Pactical analysis of key aspects of the bill and how they will impact providers * Descriptions of 20 possible scenarios that can be used to test the viability of strategies under various conditions * Access to a continuously updated companion website that includes sources for strategy implementation

Medicare Prospective Payment and the Shaping of U.S. Health Care

Author: Rick Mayes,Robert A. Berenson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884542

Category: Law

Page: 245

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Drs. Rick Mayes and Robert A. Berenson explain how Medicare's innovative payment system triggered temporary shifts in power away from the providers (hospitals and doctors) to the payers (government insurers and employers) and how providers have responded to encroachments upon their professional and financial autonomy.

Governing Health

The Politics of Health Policy

Author: William G. Weissert,Carol S. Weissert

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408465

Category: Law

Page: 408

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Governing Health examines health care policy from a political perspective, describing how Congress, the president, special interest groups, bureaucracy, and state governments help define health policy problems and find politically feasible solutions. William G. Weissert and Carol S. Weissert provide a highly readable and comprehensive synthesis of political science research on how government and private institutions affect the policy process. Extensive reviews of the policies that have governed health care since Lyndon Johnson's administration are capped off with a prognosis for the future. Updates to the fourth edition of Governing Health include • new examples and theory perspectives• recent statistics• discussion of the 2010 Obama health reform

Narrative Matters

The Power of the Personal Essay in Health Policy

Author: Fitzhugh Mullan,Ellen Ficklen,Kyna Rubin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884795

Category: Law

Page: 293

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This compelling collection provides important insight into the human dimensions of health care and health policy. Drawn from the popular "Narrative Matters" column in the journal Health Affairs, the essays epitomize the policy narrative, a new area genre of writing that explores health policy through the expression of personal experiences. Forty-six articles focus on such topics as the hard financial realities of medical insurance, AIDS, assisted suicide, marketing drugs, genetic engineering, organ transplants, and ethnic and racial disparities in the health care system.

History and Health Policy in the United States

Putting the Past Back In

Author: Rosemary A. Stevens,Charles E. Rosenberg,Lawton R. Burns

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813539870

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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In our rapidly advancing scientific and technological world, many take great pride and comfort in believing that we are on the threshold of new ways of thinking, living, and understanding ourselves. But despite dramatic discoveries that appear in every way to herald the future, legacies still carry great weight. Even in swiftly developing fields such as health and medicine, most systems and policies embody a sequence of earlier ideas and preexisting patterns. In History and Health Policy in the United States, seventeen leading scholars of history, the history of medicine, bioethics, law, health policy, sociology, and organizational theory make the case for the usefulness of history in evaluating and formulating health policy today. In looking at issues as varied as the consumer economy, risk, and the plight of the uninsured, the contributors uncover the often unstated assumptions that shape the way we think about technology, the role of government, and contemporary medicine. They show how historical perspectives can help policymakers avoid the pitfalls of partisan, outdated, or merely fashionable approaches, as well as how knowledge of previous systems can offer alternatives when policy directions seem unclear. Together, the essays argue that it is only by knowing where we have been that we can begin to understand health services today or speculate on policies for tomorrow.

The Heart of Power

Health and Politics in the Oval Office

Author: David Blumenthal,James Morone

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268091

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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Explores how modern presidents have wrestled with their own mortality--and how they have taken this most human experience to heart as they faced the difficult politics of health care.

The Truth About Health Care

Why Reform is Not Working in America

Author: David Mechanic

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813541158

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but the evidence shows that care is often poor and inappropriate. Despite expenditures of 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, and growing substantially each year, services remain fragmented and poorly coordinated, and more than 46 million people are uninsured. Why can't America, with its vast array of resources, sophisticated technologies, superior medical research and educational institutions, and talented health care professionals, produce higher quality care and better outcomes? In The Truth about Health Care, David Mechanic explains how health care in America has evolved in ways that favor a myriad of economic, professional, and political interests over those of patients. While money has always had a place in medical care, "big money" and the quest for profits has become dominant, making meaningful reforms difficult to achieve. Mechanic acknowledges that railing against these influences, which are here to stay, can achieve only so much. Instead, he asks whether it is possible to convert what is best about health care in America into a well functioning system that better serves the entire population. Bringing decades of experience as an active health policy participant, researcher, teacher, and consultant to the public and private sectors, Mechanic examines the strengths and weaknesses of our system and how it has evolved. He pays special attention to areas often neglected in policy discussions, such as the loss of public trust in medicine, the tragic state of long-term care, and the relationship of mental health to health care. For anyone who has been frustrated by uncoordinated health networks, insurance denials, and other obstacles to obtaining appropriate care, this book will provide a refreshing and frank look at the system's current and future dilemmas. Mechanic's thoughtful roadmap describes how health plans, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and consumer groups can work together to improve access, quality, fairness, and health outcomes in America. About the Author:

Health Care Reform

What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works

Author: Jonathan Gruber

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809094622

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 151

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"A graphic explanation of the PPACA act"--Provided by publisher.

Problems in Health Care Law

Author: John E. Steiner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

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Under the guidance of new lead editor John E. Steiner, Jr., Esq, Problems in Health Care Law, Tenth Edition continues to be the authoritative foundational textbook that covers the key components of our legal system and their application to our healthcare system. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how individual rights are defined and protected in the healthcare setting; how healthcare services are defined, insured, and paid for; how individual providers organize and govern themselves; and many other core legal concepts related to the organization and administration of our healthcare system. The Tenth Edition is an extensive revision that covers HIPAA, healthcare reform, and offers several chapters not included in previous editions. This authoritative text brings together legal practitioners, business advisors, and others whose work represents some of the best thinking and analyses of the issues at hand, including healthcare reform, delivery, payment, client counseling, and contested legal matters. The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources (Transition Guide, PowerPoints, Test Bank) as well as a student companion website that offers interactive practice exercises to reinforce learning of key concepts.

Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Setting Limits on Healthcare

Author: Philip M. Rosoff

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262027496

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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A provocative argument that the best way to deliver high-quality healthcare to Americans is to institute a comprehensive and fair system of rationing.

Democracy and Populism

Fear and Hatred

Author: John Lukacs

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300107730

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This intensely interesting—and troubling—book is the product of a lifetime of reflection and study of democracy. In it, John Lukacs addresses the questions of how our democracy has changed and why we have become vulnerable to the shallowest possible demagoguery. Lukacs contrasts the political systems, movements, and ideologies that have bedeviled the twentieth century: democracy, Liberalism, nationalism, fascism, Bolshevism, National Socialism, populism. Reflecting on American democracy, Lukacs describes its evolution from the eighteenth century to its current form—a dangerous and possibly irreversible populism. This involves, among other things, the predominance of popular sentiment over what used to be public opinion. This devolution has happened through the gigantic machinery of publicity, substituting propaganda—and entertainment—for knowledge, and ideology for a sense of history. It is a kind of populism that relies on nationalism and militarism to hold society together. Lukacs's observations are original, biting, timely, sure to inspire lively debate about the precarious state of American democracy today.

Just Health

Meeting Health Needs Fairly

Author: Norman Daniels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139466755

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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In this book by the award-winning author of Just Healthcare, Norman Daniels develops a comprehensive theory of justice for health that answers three key questions: what is the special moral importance of health? When are health inequalities unjust? How can we meet health needs fairly when we cannot meet them all? Daniels' theory has implications for national and global health policy: can we meet health needs fairly in ageing societies? Or protect health in the workplace while respecting individual liberty? Or meet professional obligations and obligations of justice without conflict? When is an effort to reduce health disparities, or to set priorities in realising a human right to health, fair? What do richer, healthier societies owe poorer, sicker societies? Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly explores the many ways that social justice is good for the health of populations in developed and developing countries.

The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America

The Untold Backstory of Where We’Ve Been, Where We Are, and Why Healthcare Needs Reform

Author: Thomas W. Loker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475900750

Category: Medical

Page: 402

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From the beginning of mankind, health and health issues have played a major role in life, but the issues and care have evolved enormously from the time when the first settlers set foot in America to the present. In The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America, author Thomas W. Loker provides a historical perspective on the state of healthcare and offers fresh views on changes to Obamacare. Insightful and thorough, The History and Evolution of Healthcare in America offers a look at what healthcare was like at the birth of the nation; how the practice of providing healthcare has changed for both caregivers and receivers; why the process has become so corrupt and expensive; what needs to happen to provide both choice and effective and efficient care for all; where we need to most focus efforts to get the biggest change; what is needed to get control over this out-of-control situation. Loker narrates a journey through the history of American healthcarewhere weve been, how we arrived where we are today, and determine where we might need to go tomorrow. The history illustrates how parts of the problem have been solved in the past and helps us understand what might be necessary to solve our remaining problems in the future.

Essentials of Dental Caries: The Disease and Its Management, 3rd Ed.

The Disease and Its Management

Author: Edwina Kidd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198529783

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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The new edition of this popular, clinically relevant book provides the biological background required by dentistry students in order to take the science of cariology to the chairside in the management of patients.

The Best Practice

How the New Quality Movement Is Transforming Medicine (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Charles C. Kenney

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458759342

Category:

Page: 432

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In the late 1990s, treatment-related deaths or ''complications'' were the fifth leading cause of death for Americans. Yet healthcare practitioners decried attempts to standardize treatment. ''We're working with people, not cars, '' they said. The result: an epidemic of preventable mistakes in a medical landscape where patients wait for hours in ''emergency'' rooms, fill out the same paperwork at each visit, and increasingly run the risk of being dosed with the wrong medication or having the wrong limb amputated. These problems spurred a group of dedicated physicians like Paul Batalden and Don Berwick to study the concepts of ''quality improvement'' used at Toyota and NASA, and to dare to apply them to the practice of medicine. This book tells their story, and how these ''heretical'' ideas have blossomed into a movement, bringing the focus back to where it should have always been: the patient.