9781421406213

Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9781421406213

  • ISBN10:

    1421406217

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-01
  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PRESS
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Summary

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

Author Biography

William G. Weissert is a professor of political science at Florida State University and a professor emeritus at University of Michigan School of Public Health. Carol S. Weissert is the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and a professor of political science at Florida State University.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Health Policy and Institutions
Congressp. 15
The Presidencyp. 79
Interest Groupsp. 130
Bureaucracyp. 184
States and Health Care Reformp. 230
Health and the Policy Process
The Policy Processp. 279
Problem to Policyp. 320
Conclusionp. 342
Referencesp. 345
Indexp. 385
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