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Title Debates on U.S. health care / editors, Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Wendy E. Parmet, Mark A. Zezza.
Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, [2012]
©2012

Subject Medical policy -- United States.
Medical economics -- United States.
Public health -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Health Policy.
Economics, Medical.
Public Health -- ethics.
United States.
Alt Name Kronenfeld, Jennie J.,
Parmet, Wendy E.,
Zezza, Mark A.,
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 569 pages) : illustrations
Note "A Sage reference publication."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Philosophical, political, and legal debates -- Foundational debates -- Moral significance of health care / Patricia Illingworth, Ronald Sandler -- Health care and human health / Anthony L. Schlaff -- Health care as a human right / Benjamin Mason Meier, Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya -- Individual and societal responsibility for health / David Jones, Jodyn Platt, Daniel B. Rubin, Peter D. Jacobson -- The role of the market in health care / Seth Freedman, Jill R. Horwitz -- Racial disparities in health status and accessing health care / Ruqaiijah A. Yearby -- Single-payer health care system / Steffie Woolhandler, David Himmelstein, Simeon Kimmel, Carl Berdahl -- Health care reform debates -- Public opinion and health care reform / Thomas R. Marshall -- States' rights and health care reform / Elizabeth Weeks Leonard -- Liberty and the individual mandate / Leonard M. Fleck -- Federal authority over the individual mandate / Julia Bienstock, Corey S. Davis -- Underserved communities and health care reform / Sara Rosenbaum, Tishra Beeson -- Abortion and reproductive health services / B. Jessie Hill -- Reforming medical malpractice liability / Barry R. Furrow -- Economic and fiscal debates -- Expanding coverage -- Individual mandate / Neera Tanden, Topher Spiro, Thomas Miller -- Insurance regulation / Jason M. Hockenberry -- Insurance exchanges / Alan C. Monheit, Joel C. Cantor -- Employer mandate / Kathleen Carey -- Paying for reform and bending the cost curve -- Deficit reduction / Kavita Patel, Shayla Nagy, Mark A. Zezza -- Tax treatment of employer-sponsored health insurance / Patricia Ketsche, William S. Custer, E. Kathleen Adams -- Taxing high-cost (Cadillac) plans / Randy Haught, Elise Gould -- Price transparency / Bianca K. Frogner -- Accountable care organizations / David H. Howard, Cynthia Zeldin -- Independent payment advisory board / Jennifer M. Kerner -- Medicare negotiations of drug pricing / David W. Carlson -- Medicaid program flexibility / R. Paul Duncan, Lilliana L. Bell, Allyson G. Hall, Shenae K. Samuels -- Quality debates -- Providers and quality -- Primary care versus specialization / Crystal Wiley Cené, Dinushika Mohottige, Diane Dewar -- Nurse practitioners and physician assistants / Barbara Sheer -- Female physicians / Linda Grant, Aubrey Denmon -- Ethnic background of physicians and patients / Marsha Regenstein, Ellie Andres, Dylan Nelson -- Home care / Brenda Ohta -- Treatment methods and quality -- Centralized versus decentralized control / Kevin Seitz, Marianne Udow-Phillips -- Comparative-effectiveness research / Michael Hochman, Danny McCormick, Elaine Morrato -- Information technology adoption / Katy Mahraj, Kai Zheng -- Cost and quality -- Medicare benefit cuts / R. Tamara Konetzka, Marcelo Coca-Perraillon, Sally C. Stearns -- High-deductible health insurance plans / Stephen T. Parente, David Randall.
Summary This issues-based reference work shines a spotlight on health care policy and practice in the United States. Impassioned debates about the best solutions to health care in America have perennially erupted among politicians, scholars of public policy, medical professionals, and the general public. The fight over the Health Care Reform Act of 2010 brought to light a multitude of fears, challenges, obstacles, and passions that often had the effect of complicating rather than clarifying the debate. The discourse has never been more heated. The complex issues that animate the health care debate have forced the American public to grapple with the exigencies of the present system with regard to economic, fiscal, and monetary policy, especially as they relate to philosophical, often ideologically driven approaches to the problem. Americans have also had to examine their ideas about the relationship of the individual to and interaction with the state and the varied social and cultural beliefs about what an American solution to the problem of health care looks like. In light of the need to keep students, researchers, and other interested readers informed and up-to-date on the issues surrounding health care in the U.S., this volume uses introductory essays followed by point/counterpoint articles to explore prominent and perennially important debates, providing readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue.--Publisher website.
Note Online resource; title from resource electronic title page (EbscoHost, viewed July 29, 2016).
ISBN 9781452266640 (electronic bk.)
1452266646 (electronic bk.)
9781452218472 (electronic bk.)
1452218471 (electronic bk.)
9781412996020 (cloth)
1412996023 (cloth)
OCLC # 811565682
Additional Format Print version: Debates on U.S. health care. Los Angeles : SAGE Reference, ©2012 9781412996020 (DLC) 2012023367 (OCoLC)841435471


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