Uninsured in America, Updated: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity

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University of California Press, Oct 16, 2006 - Political Science - 295 pages
Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation, this book takes a fresh look at one of the most important social issues facing the United States today. A new afterword updates the stories of many of the people who are so memorably presented here.
 

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Contents

The Death Spiral
1
From Working Class to Working Poor The Death of Industry in Americas Heartland
21
Medicaid Welfare Reform and LowWage Work in the New Economy
40
Family Matters Divorce and Domestic Violence
57
Who Cares for the Caregivers? Love as a Portal into the Death Spiral
72
The Fox Guarding the Henhouse WorkRelated Injuries and the Vagaries of Workers Compensation
86
Risky Business The SelfEmployed Small Business Owners and Other American Entrepreneurs
107
Young Sick and PartTime The Vulnerability of Youth and the New American Job Market
122
Descent through the Death Spiral
163
Moving Forward
184
Several Years Later
195
A Primer on the US Health Care System and the Safety Net
217
Resources for Health Care
227
NOTES
229
BIBLIOGRAPHY
239
INDEX
257

Mental Health Matters A Mexican Immigrant Hits the Bureaucratic Wall
140
Race Matters Health Care Stories from Black America
152

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About the author (2006)

Susan Starr Sered is Senior Research Associate at Suffolk University's Center for Women's Health and Human Rights. Rushika Fernandopulle is a clinical physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

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