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Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair : Health Care and the Good Society.

Author/Creator:
Morone, James A.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2005.
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1 online resource (395 pages)
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Subjects:
Health -- Social aspects -- United States.
Medical economics -- United States.
Equality -- Health aspects -- United States.
Capitalism -- Health aspects -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet its citizens have lower life expectancy, more infant mortalities, and higher adolescent death rates than those in most other advanced industrial nations--and even some developing countries. In Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair a distinguished group of health policy experts pointedly examines this troubling paradox, as they chart the stark disparities in health and wealth in the United States. Rich in insight and extensive in scope, these incisive essays explain how growing income inequality, high poverty rates, and inadequate coverage combine to create the U.S.'s current healthcare difficulties. Ultimately, Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair not only identifies the problems contributing to America's healthcare woes but also outlines concrete policy proposals for reform, issuing a clarion call to end the stalemate over health reform.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Contributors
Introduction: Health and Wealth in the Good Society
Part I. An American Dilemma
1 Why the United States Is Not Number One in Health
2 Health Disparities in the Land of Equality
Part II. Corrosive Markets
3 How Market Ideology Guarantees Racial Inequality
4 The Dangers of the Market Panacea
Part III. Silent Groups
5 Organized Labor's Incredible Shrinking Social Vision
6 Interest Groups and the Reproduction of Inequality
Part IV. Chaotic Institutions
7 The Congressional Graveyard for Health Care Reform
8 Courts, Inequality, and Health Care
Part V. The Territory Ahead: Little Victories
9 Medicaid at the Crossroads
10 Kids and Bureaucrats at the Grass Roots
Part VI. Thinking Big
11 Incrementalism Adds Up?
12 What Government Can Do
Conclusion: Prospering in the Age of Global Markets
Essential Reading
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Jacobs, Lawrence R.
Jacobs, Lawrence R.
Morone, James A.
Other format:
Print version: Morone, James A. Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair
ISBN:
9780198038139
9780195170665
OCLC:
466432610