Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook

Editor/Author Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs and Kronenfeld, Michael
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $58.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $87.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069965-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 14
Book Status: Available
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The second edition of Healthcare Reform in America: A Reference Handbook addresses these complex and difficult questions and many more in its thorough treatment of one of the most controversial issues in contemporary American discourse. This work serves as a valuable resource to high school and college students as well as to general readers wanting to learn about the history and current focus of health care reform in the United States.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1 Background and History
  • Introduction
  • Health Policy Formulation and the Role of Government in Healthcare Reform
  • The Early Role of the Federal Government in Health and Healthcare and Early Healthcare Reform Efforts up to the End of World War II
  • Healthcare Reform and Federal Efforts during the Period between World War I and World War II, Including the Great Depression, and during World War II and the Immediate Postwar Era
  • Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson: Years of Expansion and Growing Federal Involvement in Health
  • A Push for Medicare Legislation in the Kennedy Administration
  • The 1964 Election of LBJ and the Passage of Medicare
  • Issues in the U.S. Healthcare System after Passage of Medicare and Medicaid
  • The First Five Years of Medicare and Medicaid
  • Unsettled Times in Healthcare and Proposed Health Reform, 1969–1979
  • Limited Changes and Conservative Approaches: The Reagan-Bush Period, 1980–1992
  • Failed Attempts at Major Healthcare Reform in the Past Decades
  • SCHIP, Drug Coverage in Medicare, Medicare Managed Care Plans, and More Recent Changes in Medicare and Medicaid
  • Changes in Medicare, Especially Part D, Drug Plan and Managed Care Plans in Medicare, and Failed Reauthorization of SCHIP
  • References
  • 2 Problems, Controversies, and Solutions
  • Introduction
  • Reauthorization of SCHIP in the Obama Administration and Other Smaller Reforms
  • Passage of Major Health Reform Legislation
  • Coverage of the Legislation, Implementation Schedule, and Impact on Medicare
  • Legal Challenges and Issues
  • Enrollment Problems in Healthcare Exchanges
  • Early Evidence of Insurance Numbers and Costs of Healthcare
  • Future Trends and Unresolved Issues
  • References
  • 3 Perspectives
  • Introduction
  • Healthcare Financing Reform in the United States: Leonard A. Cedars and Susan Cedars
  • A European Perspective on the Affordable Care Act: Harry Perlstadt and Balázs Péter
  • Universal Health Coverage: The How and the Why: T. R. Reid
  • How Do They Do It?
  • Why Do They Do It?
  • A Call to Action: Harold C. Slavkin
  • Free Market Healthcare Reform: Michael Tanner
  • Basic Health Access: Robert C. Bowman
  • References
  • Critiquing Consumer-Driven Healthcare: Greg Shaw
  • References
  • Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It: Claudia Chaufan
  • The Story of Teresa
  • Health Policy Hypes and (False) Hopes
  • What Is Single Payer?
  • But, Isn't Single Payer “Un-American”?
  • The Way Forward
  • References
  • 4 Profiles
  • People
  • John Boehner (November 17, 1949– )
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (October 26, 1947– )
  • William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton (August 19, 1946– )
  • Marian Wright Edelman (June 6, 1939– )
  • Alain C. Enthoven (September 10, 1930– )
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973)
  • Edward M. Kennedy (February 22, 1932–August 25, 2009)
  • Mitch McConnell (February 20, 1942– )
  • Barack Obama (August 4, 1961– )
  • Peter Orszag (December 16, 1968– )
  • Nancy Pelosi (March 26, 1940– )
  • Ron Pollack (February 21, 1944– )
  • Harry Reid (December 2, 1939– )
  • Kathleen Sebelius (May 15, 1948– )
  • Government Agencies
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Organizations and Think Tanks
  • Families USA
  • National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Rand Corporation
  • Tea Party Movement
  • 5 Data and Documents
  • Government Data Sources
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Other Federal Agencies
  • Historical Health Data
  • Data and Documents from Government Sources
  • Figure 5.1 The Nation's Health Dollar, Calendar Year 2012: Where It Came From
  • Figure 5.2 The Nation's Health Dollar, Calendar Year 2012: Where It Went
  • Table 5.1 National Health Expenditures—Summary: 1960 to 2009
  • Table 5.2 National Health Expenditures by Source of Funds: 1990 to 2009
  • Table 5.3 Hospital Care, Physician and Clinical Services, Nursing Care Facilities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Prescription Drug Expenditures by Source of Funds: 1990 to 2009
  • Table 5.4 Average Annual Expenditures Per Consumer Unit for Healthcare
  • Table 5.5 Health Insurance Coverage Status by Selected Characteristics: 2008 and 2009
  • Table 5.6 Persons with and without Health Insurance Coverage by State, 2009
  • Table 5.7 Gross Domestic Product, National Health Expenditures, Per Capita Amounts, Percent Distribution, and Average Annual Percent Change: United States, Selected Years, 1960–2011
  • Table 5.8. Life Expectancy at Birth, at Age 65, and at Age 75, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: United States, Selected Years, 1900–2010
  • National Health Expenditures 2012 Highlights
  • Data and Documents from Nongovernmental Sources
  • 42 Changes to ObamaCare … So Far
  • Figure 5.3 A 50-State Look at Medicaid Expansion, 2014
  • Figure 5.4 Health Insurance Is Changing: The Affordable Care Act Creates New Benefits and Costs for Consumers
  • The ACA: Some Unpleasant Welfare Arithmetic
  • Cutting Healthcare Costs: Leading Experts Propose Bold Solutions
  • The Affordable Care Act's Lower-Than-Projected Premiums Will Save $190 Billion
  • Figure 5.5 Percent Adults Ages 19–64 Uninsured
  • Figure 5.6 Percent Adults Ages 19–64 with Incomes below 100 Percent of Poverty Who Were Uninsured
  • 6 Resources for Further Research
  • Books and Reports on Health Reform
  • Journal Articles
  • Reports
  • 7 Chronology
  • Glossary
  • About the Authors