Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform

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Yale University Press, 2011 - Medical - 324 pages
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In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This bo

 

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REMEDY AND REACTION: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform

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Starr provides a roadmap to the evolution of the health-care debate, a profile of participants and an explanation and interpretation of ideological jargon in a readable way.Pulitzer winner and ... Read full review

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
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1Evolution through Defeat
2Stumbling toward Comprehensive Reform
3The Shaping of the Clinton Health Plan 19911993
4Getting to No 1994
5Comes the Counterrevolution l9952006
6The Rise of a Reform Consensus 20062008
7Breaking Through 20092010
8The Affordable Care Act as Public Philosophy
9Reforrns Uncertain Fate
Notes
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PAUL STARR is Professor of Sociology at Princeton. His The Social Transformation of American Medicine won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. He is the co-editor of The American Prospect, lectures widely, and has consulted to the government on healthcare issues. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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