Health Care Reform And American Politics

Author by : Lawrence Jacobs
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation, and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the Act has ensured that it will remain the law of the land. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care costs and promises to make the United States more equal, reversing four decades of rising disparities between the very rich and everyone else. Millions of people of modest means will gain new benefits and protections from insurance company abuses - and the tab will be paid by privileged corporations and the very rich. How did such a bold reform effort pass in a polity wracked by partisan divisions and intense lobbying by special interests? What does Affordable Care mean - and what comes next? In this updated edition of Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol - two of the nation's leading experts on politics and health care policy - provide a concise and accessible overview. They explain the political battles of 2009 and 2010, highlighting White House strategies, the deals Democrats cut with interest groups, and the impact of agitation by Tea Partiers and progressives. Jacobs and Skocpol spell out what the new law can do for everyday Americans, what it will cost, and who will pay. In a new section, they also analyze the impact the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. Above all, they explain what comes next, as critical yet often behind-the-scenes battles rage over implementing reform nationally and in the fifty states. Affordable Care still faces challenges at the state level despite the Court ruling. But, like Social Security and Medicare, it could also gain strength and popularity as the majority of Americans learn what it can do for them.


Governing Health

Author by : William G. Weissert
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : 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


Health Politics And Policy

Author by : Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications Limited
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Description : The last half of the 20th century witnessed explosive growth in science and technology in the developed world, including extraordinary developments in medicine. As medicine's capacity and complexity has grown, so has the popular sense that health care is a right and that the political system should deliver the care. Today, political systems grapple with every imaginable facet of health and health care. Although many of these questions seem economic in nature, they are inescapably political questions regarding the authoritative allocation of resources in response to the contention of values and ideas. This major reference collection shines a bright light on health politics. The editors have organized and introduced some of the best of the canon of health politics literature in four volumes covering political analysis of the emergence and shape of health systems, public perceptions of government's responsibility to assure the delivery of care, health care in a comparative perspective, and the politics of health reform. Volume 1: Defining Health Systems - Path Dependence and Policy Emergence Volume 2: Tensions in Health Policy - Ethics, Interests, and the Public Volume 3: Health Systems in Comparative Perspective Volume 4: the Contemporary Politics of Health System Reform


Policy Politics In Nursing And Health Care

Author by : Diana J. Mason
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.


Boomerang

Author by : Theda Skocpol
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : Skocpol (government and sociology, Harvard U.) explores the changing currents of domestic U.S. politics through the prism of the defeat of President Clinton's comprehensive health care plan. She argues that the defeat reflected the success of Reaganite conservative tactics which switched from direct attacks on social programs to a fiscal starvation in the name of lower taxes. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Politics Health And Health Care

Author by : Theodore R. Marmor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : Two towering figures in the field of health care policy analysis, Theodore R. Marmor and Rudolf Klein, reflect on a lifetime of thought in this wide-ranging collection of essays published in the wake of President Obama’s health care reform. Presented as a kind of dialogue between the two, the book offers their recent writings on the future of Medicare; universal health insurance; conflicts of interest among physicians, regulators, and patients; and many other topics.


Health Care Politics Policy And Services

Author by : Gunnar Robert Almgren
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Print+CourseSmart


Divergent Pasts Converging Futures

Author by : Antonia Maioni
Languange : en
Publisher by : Orono : Canadian-American Center, University of Maine
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Health Care Politics Policy And Services Third Edition

Author by : Gunnar Almgren, MSW, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This AJN award-winning textbook helps readers understand and critically assess the US health care system and policies. This AJN award-winning textbook helps readers understand and critically assess the US health care system and policies. With a focus on the prevalence of disparities in health and health care, the book reviews the historical evolution and organization of our health care system. Several social justice theories are used to critically evaluate current US Healthcare systems and policies, providing readers with various perspectives of the field. Extensive coverage of our health care system’s structures, finances, and performance on a variety of population health indicators provides the necessary background, frameworks, and principles through which the adequacy of alternative health care system financing strategies can be analyzed. Highlights include: Analyzes the current US Healthcare system and policies from several social justice theories providing a critical examination of the field. Examines the historical evolvement of the US health care system, its financing and health care delivery structures, and the prospects for health care reform. Analyzes disparities in access to health and health care by race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, and geography. Compares the US health care system with that of other democracies providing a unique comparative perspective. New to this Edition: Revised chapter on healthcare reform that considers the 2016 election and anticipated changes to the Affordable Care Act. Provides the latest information on the financing and organization of the US health care system. Examines the nation’s health care needs, the prevalence of health and health care disparities, and the latest theories that explain the causal origins of health and health care disparities. Addresses the latest developments in health care policy domains such as long-term care, end-of-life care, and initiatives to reduce disparities in health. Updated data on long-term financing and expenditures including baby-boomer’s increased demand for long term services and expanded entitlements for the disabled. Updated instructor’s resources include for each chapter: chapter synopsis and learning objectives, ideas worth grasping, key terms and concepts, discussion questions, and writing assignments. This book is an ideal text for graduate courses in health care policy or disparities or the US health care system in schools of social work, public health, nursing, medicine, and public policy and administration.


Stop The Noise

Author by : Brian E. Hill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Griggin Publishing Group
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Description : Hill follows an evidence-based approach to ascertain the disease and define the structural issue inhibiting the ability of the health care system to deliver cost-efficient, high-quality care. In utilizing this evidence-based concept, he has found that the current legislation falls woefully short of the stated goals of reform while an alternative provides a more effective framework.


Exchange Politics

Author by : David K. Jones
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : "Why did 34 states reject implementing a core part of Obamacare they said they would like, especially given the threat of losing control to the federal government? This book examines the role of governors, the Tea Party, and other interest groups in the fight over health insurance exchanges"--


Health Care In Canada

Author by : Katherine Fierlbeck
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Health Care in Canada examines the challenges faced by the Canadian health care system, a subject of much public debate. In this book Katherine Fierlbeck provides an in-depth discussion of how health care decisions are shaped by politics and why there is so much disagreement over how to fix the system. Many Canadians point to health care as a source of national pride; others are highly critical of the system's shortcomings and call for major reform. Yet meaningful debate cannot occur without an understanding of how the system actually operates. In this overview, Fierlbeck outlines the basic framework of the health care system with reference to specific areas such as administration and governance, public health, human resources, drugs and drug policy, and mental health. She also discusses alternative models in other countries such as Britain, the United States, and France. As health care becomes increasingly complex, it is crucial that Canadians have a solid grasp of the main issues within both the policy and political environments. With its balanced and accessible assessment of the main political and theoretical debates, Health Care in Canada is an essential guide for anyone with a stake in Canada's health system.


Health Care Reform Around The World

Author by : Andrew C. Twaddle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Common elements of health care reforms in a number of countries are identified, and a theoretical framework developed to explain why reforms that seem on the surface to be nationally based can only be understood in a transnational context. The book discusses trends in medical care, options for the organization of medical and other services, and reasons why market modes of organization are in the ascendant at the expense of democratic and professional interests.


Health Insurance Reforms In Asia

Author by : Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book empirically examines health care financing reforms and popular responses in three major cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It adopts a new revised version of the theory of historical institutionalism to compare and explain the divergent reform paths in these three places over the past three decades. It also examines forces that propel institutional change. The book provides three detailed case studies on the development of health care financing reforms and the politics of implementing them. It shows that health care systems in Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong were the products of Western presence in the nineteenth century. It illustrates how greater attention is paid to the roles played by ideas, actors, and environmental triggers without abandoning the core assumptions that political institutions and policy feedback remain central to impact health care financing reforms. It shows that health care financing reform is shaped by a complex interplay of forces over time. It also provides the most updated material about health care financing reforms in Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The central argument of this book is that health care financing reform is both an evolving process responding to changing circumstances and a political process revealing an intricate interplay of power relationships and diverse interests. It shows that institutional changes in health care financing system can be incremental but transformative in nature. It argues that social policies will continue to develop and welfare states will continue to adapt and evolve in order to cope with new risks and needs. This book sheds new lights on understanding the politics of health care financing reform and sources and modes of institutional change.


Remedy And Reaction

Author by : Paul Starr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : Recounts the history of health care policy in the United States, and argues that the country became entrapped through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. Reprint.


Balancing Access Costs And Politics

Author by : John Holahan
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Urban Insitute
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Big Book Of Healthcare Reform

Author by : Daron Nanfito
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Health care reform is for the most part governmental policy that affects health care delivery in a given place. Health care reform typically attempts to: ... Expand the array of health care providers consumers may choose among. Improve the access to health care specialists. Improve the quality of health care. Health care is too expensive, and health insurance is horrible. The new health care reform law is confusing. So let's cut through the politics and the Washington egghead mumbo jumbo and talk about it like regular humans. Since we're all in this together, and we're the only ones who can do anything about it.


Health Politics And Policy

Author by : Theodor J. Litman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Delmar
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Description : This book, in its third edition, offers readers a comprehensive and analytical overview of the historic and contemporary involvement of government and politics in The development of health policy. Chapters are organized around four major areas. The first places health politics and policy within a historical, social, and economic perspective. Part two focuses on an exploration of the interface between health policy and the political structure. Part three covers the role of public opinion and health interest groups in the formulation of health policy. Part four explores the relationship of health policy and the political process in the areas of: health care finance, access to health care and health care reform as well as mental, disability, and environmental health.


The Politics Of Health Care Reform

Author by : James A. Morone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : This distinguished collection stands out from the recent flurry of books on health reform by its sustained and sophisticated analysis of the political dimension. In The Politics of Health Care Reform, some of America’s best-known political scientists, historians, and legal scholars make sense of our most turbulent policy issue. They dig below the jargon and minutiae to explore the enduring questions of American politics, government reform, and health care. The Politics of Health Care Reform explains how successful reforms occur in the United States and shows what is unique about health care issues. Theoretically informed, politically astute, historically nuanced, this volume takes an inventory of our health policy infrastructure. Here is an account of the institutions, ideas, and interests that shape health policy in the 1990s: Congress, the federal courts, interest groups, state governments, the public bureaucracy, business (large and small), the insurance industry, the medical profession. The volume offers a fresh look at such critical matters as public opinion, the politics of race and gender, and the lessons we can draw from other nations. The Politics of Health Care Reform is the definitive collection of political science essays about health care. Expanded from two special issues of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the most prominent scholarly journal in the field it helped create, this collection will enliven the present debate over health reform and instruct everyone who is concerned about the future of American health care. Contributors. Lawrence Brown, Robert Evans, William Glaser, Colleen Grogan, Robert Hackey, Lawrence Jacobs, Nancy Jecker, Taeku Lee, Joan Lehman, David McBride, Ted Marmor, Cathie Jo Martin, James A. Morone, Mark Peterson, David Rochefort, Rand Rosenblatt, David Rothman, Joan Ruttenberg, Mark Schlesinger, Theda Skocpol, Michael Sparer, Deborah Stone, Kenneth Thorpe


Health Care Reform And The Battle For The Body Politic

Author by : Dan E. Beauchamp
Languange : en
Publisher by : Temple University Press
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Description : Discusses health care reform as a strategy for dealing with the failures of politics - not just the failures of the health care market. As former Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning for New York State Department of Health, the author presents a narrative about his work to develop a universal health care and insurance plan for the State.


Health Politics And Policy

Author by : Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications Limited
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Description : The last half of the 20th century witnessed explosive growth in science and technology in the developed world, including extraordinary developments in medicine. As medicine's capacity and complexity has grown, so has the popular sense that health care is a right and that the political system should deliver the care. Today, political systems grapple with every imaginable facet of health and health care. Although many of these questions seem economic in nature, they are inescapably political questions regarding the authoritative allocation of resources in response to the contention of values and ideas. This major reference collection shines a bright light on health politics. The editors have organized and introduced some of the best of the canon of health politics literature in four volumes covering political analysis of the emergence and shape of health systems, public perceptions of government's responsibility to assure the delivery of care, health care in a comparative perspective, and the politics of health reform. Volume 1: Defining Health Systems - Path Dependence and Policy Emergence Volume 2: Tensions in Health Policy - Ethics, Interests, and the Public Volume 3: Health Systems in Comparative Perspective Volume 4: the Contemporary Politics of Health System Reform


Poverty And The Myths Of Health Care Reform

Author by : Richard(Buz) Cooper
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : In Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform, Dr. Richard (Buz) Cooper argues that US poverty and high health care spending are inextricably entwined. Our nation’s health care system bears a financial burden that is greater than in any other developed country in large part because impoverished patients use more health care, driving up costs across the board. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Cooper illuminates the geographic patterns of poverty, wealth, and health care utilization that exist across neighborhoods, regions, and states—and between countries. He chronicles the historical threads that have led to such differences, examines the approaches that have been taken to combat poverty throughout US history, and analyzes the impact that structural changes now envisioned for clinical practice are likely to have. His research reveals that ignoring the impact of low income on health care utilization while blaming rising costs on waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary care has led policy makers to reshape clinical practice in ways that impede providers who care for the poor. The first book to address the fundamental nexus that binds poverty and income inequality to soaring health care utilization and spending, Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform is a must-read for medical professionals, public health scholars, politicians, and anyone concerned with the heavy burden of inequality on the health of Americans.


Health Politics And Policy

Author by : James A. Morone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : HEALTH POLITICS AND POLICY, 5th Edition walks you through the inner workings of health care policymaking, from the legislative process to socioeconomic impacts, and reveals both modern and historical perspectives in exciting detail. A collection of writings by some of today's sharpest political minds and policy-makers, the book explores factors that shape the U.S. health care system and policy, such as values, government, and private players, and compares them to other countries for international context. Helpful learning features throughout include review questions and problems, supporting tables and graphs, and special Consider This essays that bolster chapter concepts. In an environment of ever-changing policies and politics, the new edition seamlessly integrates themes of the past and present-day dilemmas with a look to the future of health care politics in America. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Health Policy Reform In China

Author by : Jiwei Qian
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : Most of the existing literature on health system reform in China deals with only one part of the reform process (for example, financing reform in rural areas, or the new system of purchasing pharmaceuticals), or consists of empirical case studies from particular cities or regions. This book gives a broad overview of the process of health system reform in China. It draws extensively both on the Western literature in health economics and on the experience of health care reform in a number of other countries, including the US, UK, Holland, and Japan, and compares China''s approach to health care reform with other countries. It also places the process of health system reform in the context of re-orienting China''s economic policy to place greater emphasis on equity and income distribution, and analyzes the interaction of the central and local governments in designing and implementing the reforms. This book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, students of health economics, health policy and health administration, and people who are interested in Chinese social policy. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Health Policy in China: Introduction and Background (189 KB). Contents: Introduction: Health Policy in China: Introduction and Background; Health Systems and Health Reform: International Models; Main Components of Health Reform: Strengthening China''s Social Insurance System; Providing Primary Care; The Hospital Sector and Hospital Reform; China''s National Drug Policy: A Work in Progress; Health Care and Harmonious Development in China: Health Policy and Inequality; Decentralized Government, Central-Local Fiscal Relations, and Health Reform; China''s Health System in the Future: Health Services in the Future: Social Insurance and Purchasing; China''s Future Health Care System: A Mixed Public-Private Model?. Readership: Policy makers, academics, students of health economics, health policy, and health administration, and people who are interested in Chinese social policy.


Getting Health Reform Right A Guide To Improving Performance And Equity

Author by : Marc J. Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This book presents a new multi-disciplinary framework for developing and analyzing health sector reform plans in a wide variety of national circumstances. By focusing on the health care system as a means to an end, the authors provide tools and techniques for designing reforms that will produce real improvements in health sector performance. Integrating economic analysis, political strategy, managerial considerations, and ethical concerns, they offer practical guidance for dealing with the many difficult challenges of health sector reform.The book's methods and approach are based on the authors' extensive experience as researchers, advisors, and teachers of health care reform around the world. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, they stress the need for each nation to develop plans that are consistent with its administrative capacities, economic circumstances, political realities, and social values. The first half of the book reviews general methods for defining problems in an ethically self-reflexive way, diagnosing the causes of those problems, developing relevant policies, and marshalling political support. The second half examines five health sector reform "control knobs" - arenas in which government can act to improve the performance of the health system. Each control knob - financing, payment, organization, regulation, and behavior - is extensively discussed to inform readers about available options and the lessons of international experience.This book draws together an exceptionally wide range of analytical methods and practical experience, and fills a major gap in the literature on health reform and health systems for lower and middle-income nations. It will be of value to policymakers, administrators, consultants, academics, and students alike.


International Health Care Reform

Author by : Colleen M. Flood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This volume examines the two models of health care reform - managed competition and internal markets - that are increasingly becoming the dominant paradigm in European and North American policy.


Second Wave Neoliberalism

Author by : Christina Ewig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penn State Press
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Description : "Analyzes the politics of neoliberal health sector reform and its effects in Peru. Focuses on the intersecting dynamics of race, class, and gender in the developing world"--Provided by publisher.


The Shadow Welfare State

Author by : Marie Gottschalk
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : Why, in the recent campaigns for universal health care, did organized labor maintain its support of employer-mandated insurance? Did labor's weakened condition prevent it from endorsing national health insurance? Marie Gottschalk demonstrates here that the unions' surprising stance was a consequence of the peculiarly private nature of social policy in the United States. Her book combines a much-needed account of labor's important role in determining health care policy with a bold and incisive analysis of the American welfare state. Gottschalk stresses that, in the United States, the social welfare system is anchored in the private sector but backed by government policy. As a result, the private sector is a key political battlefield where business, labor, the state, and employees hotly contest matters such as health care. She maintains that the shadow welfare state of job-based benefits shaped the manner in which labor defined its policy interests and strategies. As evidence, Gottschalk examines the influence of the Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (E.R.I.S.A.), and experience-rated health insurance, showing how they constrained labor from supporting universal health care. Labor, Gottschalk asserts, missed an important opportunity to develop a broader progressive agenda. She challenges the movement to establish a position on health care that addresses the growing ranks of Americans without insurance, the restructuring of the U.S. economy, and the political travails of the unions themselves.


Health Care Reform In Central America

Author by : Alberto José Frick Cardelle
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Miami North South Center Press
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Description : Explores how health policies in El Salvador and Guatemala have created new types of NGO's and new forms of NGO-government cooperation.