The Health Care Revolution Book

The Health Care Revolution


  • Author : Carl F. Ameringer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520934689

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America's market-based health care system, unique among the nations of the world, is in large part the product of an obscure, yet profound, revolution that overthrew the medical monopoly in the late 1970s. In this lucid, balanced account, Carl F. Ameringer tells how this revolution came into being when the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress prompted the antitrust agencies of the federal government—the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department—to change the rules of the health care system. Ameringer lays out the key events that led up to this regime change; explores its broader social, political, and economic contexts; examines the views of both its proponents and opponents; and considers its current trajectory.

The Law of Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations Book

The Law of Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations


  • Author : Thomas K. Hyatt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-07-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1153
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470371527

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A complete and up-to-date legal resource for administrators of tax-exempt healthcare organizations, the Third Edition equips you with a comprehensive, one-volume source of detailed information on federal, state, and local laws covering tax-exempt healthcare organizations. The Third Edition of this practical, down-to-earth book tackles complex legal issues by providing you with plain-English explanations and the appropriate legal citations for further research.

The Politics of Health Care Reform Book

The Politics of Health Care Reform


  • Author : James A. Morone
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : 0822314894

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This distinguished collection stands out from the recent flurry of books on health reform by its sustained and sophisticated analysis of the political dimension. In The Politics of Health Care Reform, some of America’s best-known political scientists, historians, and legal scholars make sense of our most turbulent policy issue. They dig below the jargon and minutiae to explore the enduring questions of American politics, government reform, and health care. The Politics of Health Care Reform explains how successful reforms occur in the United States and shows what is unique about health care issues. Theoretically informed, politically astute, historically nuanced, this volume takes an inventory of our health policy infrastructure. Here is an account of the institutions, ideas, and interests that shape health policy in the 1990s: Congress, the federal courts, interest groups, state governments, the public bureaucracy, business (large and small), the insurance industry, the medical profession. The volume offers a fresh look at such critical matters as public opinion, the politics of race and gender, and the lessons we can draw from other nations. The Politics of Health Care Reform is the definitive collection of political science essays about health care. Expanded from two special issues of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, the most prominent scholarly journal in the field it helped create, this collection will enliven the present debate over health reform and instruct everyone who is concerned about the future of American health care. Contributors. Lawrence Brown, Robert Evans, William Glaser, Colleen Grogan, Robert Hackey, Lawrence Jacobs, Nancy Jecker, Taeku Lee, Joan Lehman, David McBride, Ted Marmor, Cathie Jo Martin, James A. Morone, Mark Peterson, David Rochefort, Rand Rosenblatt, David Rothman, Joan Ruttenberg, Mark Schlesinger, Theda Skocpol, Michael Sparer, Deborah Stone, Kenneth Thorpe

Code Blue Book

Code Blue


  • Author : David Gratzer
  • Publisher : E C W Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004406061

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Will medicare be there when I need it? Increasingly, Canadians are asking themselves this question. We hear the horror stories every day: hospital hallways lined with patients; long waiting lists for cancer treatment; a shortage of high-tech equipment. No wonder confidence in medicare, Canada's most cherished social program, has fallen to a historic low. In Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System, David Gratzer takes a close look at our health care system -- from the overcrowded emergency rooms of Montreal hospitals, to the thriving practices of Canadian doctors who have decided to head south. He explores our misconceptions about the American health care system, analyzes demographic trends, and exposes the emptiness of political debate on the subject. Gratzer argues convincingly that the problems with medicare stem from its very structure, a structure that will only continue to weaken as Canada's population grows older. Do the commonly proposed solutions to these problems -- increased funding, two-tiered services, better management, user fees -- really have what it takes to correct such major flaws? Gratzer concludes they don't, and looks at several models in other countries before writing his own prescription for ours. "In clear and concise prose, David Gratzer's Code Blue guides us through the dark corridors of Canada's deteriorating health care system. . . . In the end, Gratzer opens the window on a bright solution -- medical savings accounts -- and shows us how a health care system should operate, with patients in control. Code Blue is an important book that should launch a long-overdue debate over the most important issue facing Canada" (Terrence Corcoran, Editor, Financial Post). "Gratzer proposes a workable solution for the biggest public policy problem of the coming generation -- our government-controlled health-care monopoly. Our health care system isn't just sick; it's killing people. Canada needs Gratzer's new prescription" (Stephen Harper, Presid

Modern Healthcare Book

Modern Healthcare


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Health facilities
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35558004722811

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Leadership Commitments to Improve Value in Health Care Book

Leadership Commitments to Improve Value in Health Care


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309110532

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This volume reports on discussions among multiple stakeholders about ways they might help transform health care in the United States. The U.S. healthcare system consists of a complex network of decentralized and loosely associated organizations, services, relationships, and participants. Each of the healthcare system's component sectors-patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare product developers, clinical investigators and evaluators, regulators, insurers, employers and employees, and individuals involved in information technology-conducts activities that support a common goal: to improve patient health and wellbeing. Implicit in this goal is the commitment of each stakeholder group to contribute to the evidence base for health care, that is, to assist with the development and application of information about the efficacy, safety, effectiveness, value, and appropriateness of the health care delivered.

The Single Payer Healthcare System   Faults and Fixes Book

The Single Payer Healthcare System Faults and Fixes


  • Author : Henry P. Krahn
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Health care reform
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460278895

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Despite widespread pride by Canadians about their healthcare delivery system, the unprecedented wait list for diagnosis and treatment leads to needless suffering and avoidable deaths. Provincial government officials dictate a fixed budget for each institution and program, and healthcare providers must adhere to a strict bottom line. To keep a cash-starved system afloat until the end of each fiscal year involves closing beds even though the demand is dire, maintaining an insufficient supply of nursing homes, causing a shortage of physicians, nurses and technicians, restricting overtime for all employees, canceling procedures at the last moment because of shortages and maintaining a scarcity of investigative machinery. In The Single Payer Healthcare System: Faults and Fixes, Dr. Henry Krahn draws from his long career as a urologist to give an unparalleled inside look at the government's version of socialized medicine. He explains the changes that occurred in Manitoba as the province transitioned from a functional and fluid single-payer insurance system to the governmentmanaged quagmire of wait lists and scarcity it is today. He argues persuasively that by using a single-payer non-profit mutual insurance approach with arms-length government oversight, Canada could create a universal healthcare delivery system that provides affordable, high quality treatment within days rather than months. The healthcare system should include international healthcare insurance coverage at Canadian rates. With extensive examples, convincing arguments, and a lifetime of experience, Dr. Krahn points the way towards a system for which Canadians could truly be proud.

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America  2014 Book

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America 2014


  • Author : Kant Patel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317468837

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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the ways that health policy has been shaped by the political, socioeconomic, and ideological environment of the United States. The roles played by public and private, institutional and individual actors in designing the healthcare system are identified at all levels. The book addresses the key problems of healthcare cost, access, and quality through analyses of Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Health Administration, and other programs, and the ethical and cost implications of advances in healthcare technology. This fully updated fourth edition gives expanded attention to the fiscal and financial impact of high healthcare costs and the struggle for healthcare reform, culminating in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, with preliminary discussion of implementation issues associated with the Affordable Care Act as well as attempts to defund and repeal it. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a comprehensive reference list. Helpful appendices provide a guide to websites and a chronology. PowerPoint slides and other instructional materials are available to instructors who adopt the book.

Plunkett s Insurance Industry Almanac 2007 Book

Plunkett s Insurance Industry Almanac 2007


  • Author : Jack W. Plunkett
  • Publisher : Plunkett Research, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593920630

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Covers the business of insurance and risk management, and is a tool for market research, strategic planning, competetive intelligence or employment searches. This book contains trends, statistical tables and an industry glossary. It also provides profiles of more than 300 of the world's leading insurance companies.

America   s Great Healthcare Book

America s Great Healthcare


  • Author : Maury Coffee
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 147715034X

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Historical Firsts and Innovations in the Development of Healthcare are Presented. An Honest Review and Evaluation of our President’s Healthcare Reform is set forth. “America’s Hospital of the Future” is Presented, Featuring a Green “Healing” Environment Through the Use of Light, Space and Technology. The Huge Growth in the Number of Patients Expected and the Alarming Shortages of Doctors and Nurses are Reviewed and Necessary Expansion of Education Proposed. The Important role and Growth of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners is Highlighted. The Importance of National Tort Reform Along With the Huge Advantages it offers Physicians, Patients, Healthcare and States are underscored. The Outlandish Executive Salaries, Huge Profits and Repeated Fines for Illegal Business Practices and Patient Abuses by Heath Insurance Payers, documented by National News Media and National Organizations Concerned with Healthcare in America are addressed. Alternative Options For Total Healthcare Reform are Proposed, Fulfilling all of our President’s Goals at Less Than Half the $1.083 Trillion Budgeted, While Including the Essential Education and Cost of an additional 91,500 Doctors and 712,000 Nurses by 2020, all with a Less Costly Payer System.

HMO PPO Directory Book

HMO PPO Directory


  • Author : Richard Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Sedgwick Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1230
  • ISBN 10 : 159237204X

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