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The Accidental System
Health Care Policy In America

ISBN 9780813399966
Published April 30, 1999 by Routledge
195 Pages

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Book Description

With the demise of the Clinton health care reform plan, the debate on health care changed but did not subside. From opinion pieces in newspapers to dinner-table conversations, the debate over whether the right to quality health care is a public right, akin to educating our children, or whether it is a private one, akin to life insurance, continues. In The Accidental System Michael Reagan shows that in the American political context, health care is neither exclusively a public right nor a private privilege. This insightful policy study provides students with an excellent demonstration of how public policy intersects with private markets.

Table of Contents

The Basic Dilemma -- The Accidental System -- The Stakeholders and the Policy Process -- Beneath the Dilemmas, the Trilemma -- Medicare and Medicaid -- Good Health at Lower Cost -- Managed Care -- Controlling Costs -- A Sensible Wild Idea

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