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Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
 

Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

By Jacobs, Lawrence R.
By Skocpol, Theda

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation, and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the Act has ensured that it will remain the law of the land. The new law extends health insurance to ...nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care costs and promises to make the United States more equal, reversing four decades of rising disparities between the very rich and everyone else. Millions of people of modest means will gain new benefits and protections from insurance company abuses - and the tab will be paid by privileged corporations and the very rich. How did such a bold reform effort pass in a polity wracked by partisan divisions and intense lobbying by special interests? What does Affordable Care mean-and what comes next? In this updated edition of Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know(R), Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol-two of the nation's leading experts on politics and health care policy-provide a concise and accessible overview. They explain the political battles of 2009 and 2010, highlighting White House strategies, the deals Democrats cut with interest groups, and the impact of agitation by Tea Partiers and progressives. Jacobs and Skocpol spell out what the new law can do for everyday Americans, what it will cost, and who will pay. In a new section, they also analyze the impact the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. Above all, they explain what comes next, as critical yet often behind-the-scenes battles rage over implementing reform nationally and in the fifty states. Affordable Care still faces challenges at the state level despite the Court ruling. But, like Social Security and Medicare, it could also gain strength and popularity as the majority of Americans learn what it can do for them.
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ISBN 9780190262037
Released NZ 15 Jan 2016
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback, 3rd Revised edition
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Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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ISBN-13 9780190262037
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 15 Jan 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
Author(s) By Jacobs, Lawrence R.
By Skocpol, Theda
Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
Category Welfare & Benefit Systems
Child Welfare
Economics
Political Economy
Health Systems & Services
Popular Medicine
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 362.104250973
Weight 376g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Medical policy - United States, Health care reform - United States
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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