This book provides a thorough and careful examination of fate of public programs and specialty providers, academic health centers, and graduate medical education related issues in U.S. health reform.
Part I: Framework 1. Setting the Scene 2. Open Issues in Financing and Coverage 3. Equity and Efficiency Considerations Part II: Benefits and Cost Controls 4. Who Gets What and How Much 5. Mental Health Care 6. Controlling Payment for Hospital Services 7. Physician Fee Controls 8. Cost and Quality Issues Part III: Public Programs 9. The Role of Medicare in Reform 10. Lessons from the Medicaid Experience 11. Federal and State Public Employees Health Benefits Programs 12. Public Data Systems Part IV: Private-Public Sector Roles and Responsibilities 13. Private Health Insurance and the Goals of Health Care Reform 14. The Administrative Perils of Political Progress: Implementation Challenges in the Clinton Health Plan 15. Global Budgets and the Competitive Market 16. Goals and Clarifications