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The Politics of Health Care Reform: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future

Editor-James A. Morone; Editor-Gary S. Belkin

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ISBN 10: 0822314614 / ISBN 13: 9780822314615
Published by Duke University Press Books, 1994
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Title: The Politics of Health Care Reform: Lessons ...

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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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

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James A. Morone is Professor of Political Science at Brown University and Editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Gary S. Belkin, a Physician at Massachusetts General, completing a residency in psychiatry, is Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

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