Health Care Politics and Policy in America

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M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2006 - Law - 506 pages
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Fully updated, the new edition of this widely used text combines background and context for the evolution of U.S. health care policy with analysis of recent trends and current issues. The book introduces public policy students to the complex array of health care issues. It provides comprehensive coverage health care professionals to the study of public policy. It provides comprehensive coverage of policy issues related to health care at the federal, state, and provider/patient levels, from Medicare and Medicaid funding and managed care to medical liability law and ongoing debates over beginning of life and end-of-life decisions. The authors integrate political, ethical, economic, legal, technological, and medical factors in an issue-focused survey of U.S. health care policy; and include a chronology of health care policy-related events and legislation from 1798 through 2005, as well as an appendix comparing medical malpractice tort laws state by state.

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Mark E. Rushefsky is professor of political science at Missouri State University. Kent Patel is professor of political science at Missouri State University.

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