In Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Moniz and Gorin guide students through the development of the American health care system: what it is, what the policies are, and how students can influence them. Part I focuses on recent history and reforms; Part II examines the system’s structure and policies; and Part III explores policy analysis and advocacy, and disparities in health based on demographics and inequities in access to care. The book concludes with a discussion of the impact of social factors on health and health status.
This new, fifth edition has been fully updated to include the Trump administration’s efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to integrate content throughout the text on the impact of the ACA in recent years. In addition, new content on health disparities for the LGBTQ community has been added.
Table of Contents
PART I. Where We Are and How We Got Here; Chapter 1. Efforts to Achieve Universal Health Care: From Clinton to Trump; Chapter 2. The Early Years: The Road to Employer-Based Coverage, Medicare, and Medicaid; Chapter 3. Public, Community, and Mental Health; Chapter 4. The Cost of Health Care in the U.S. and Strategies for Containment; PART II. Structure and Funding of U.S. Health, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health Care System; Chapter 5. Private Insurance and the Role of Employers; Chapter 6. Medicare; Chapter 7. Medicaid and CHIP; PART III. Policy Practice: Advancing Access to Health and Mental Health Care; Chapter 8. Social Workers and Policy Practice: Affecting Policy and Achieving Policy Action; Chapter 9. Analyzing the Problem: Access to Care; Chapter 10. Analyzing the Problem: Disparities in Health for People of Color; Chapter 11. Analyzing the Problem: Disparities in Health for Women, Children, Older Adults, and the LGBTQ Community; Chapter 12. Advocating for Policies that Improve Health: Models of Health and Health Policy
Cynthia D. Moniz is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
Stephen H. Gorin is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.