Governing Health

Governing Health

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Governing Health examines health care policy from a political perspective, describing how Congress, the president, special interest groups, bureaucracy, and state governments help define health policy problems and find politically feasible solutions. William G. Weissert and Carol S. Weissert provide a highly readable and comprehensive synthesis of political science research on how government and private institutions affect the policy process. Extensive reviews of the policies that have governed health care since Lyndon Johnson's administration are capped off with a prognosis for the future. Updates to the fourth edition of Governing Health include a€c new examples and theory perspectivesa€c recent statisticsa€c discussion of the 2010 Obama health reformCHAPTER FIVE States and Health Care Reform A Look Back 1965 In the early 19605, state governance was largely embarrassing. ... When Daniel Evans, on taking office as governor of Washington State in 1965, called a cabinet meeting, 60 people came (Sanford, 1967). ... Despite their lackluster leadership, states were key players in health in the early 19605, serving as the primary providers of mentalanbsp;...

Title:Governing Health
Author:William G. Weissert, Carol S. Weissert
Publisher:JHU Press - 2012-07-13


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