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The fourth edition of Health Politics and Policy examines the political arena in which United States health care policies are made, and provides a framework for understanding how the process works. This book conveys the excitement of health care politics and covers the issues facing the American health care system. Factors that shape health policy are discussed in detail, including values, private players, and government, as well as the resulting dynamic of these forces. A comparison of the U.S. system to others offers a foundation for understanding our system within an international context.
Table of Contents
|Health Politics and Policy in Perspective: The Key Concepts|
|Markets and Politics in Health Care|
|Values and Health Policy: Understanding Fairness and Efficiency|
|Morality, Politics, and Health Policy|
|Arenas in Health Policy|
|Health Policy and the Political Structure|
|State Governments Case Study: Maine: Thinking Big, Fighting Hard|
|The Health Policy Process: Interest Groups, Stakeholders, and Public Opinion|
|The Public-Private Welfare State|
|The American Health Care System|
|Lobbyists: Ten Myths About Power and Influence|
|Employers and Health Care: A Sick Business|
|The Outcomes: Programs, Policies, and Problems|
|Shopping for Long-Term Care|
|Medicare: The Great Transformation|
|Medicaid: Health Care for You and Me?|
|The Elderly: Health Politics Beyond Aging|
|Environmental Policy and Health|
|The United States in International Perspective|
|American Health Care in International Perspective|
|Devil Take the Hindmost: Private Health Insurance and the Costs of American Exceptionalism|
|Taking Medicine to Market: Competition in Britain and the U.S|
|Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future|
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