Healthcare Politics and Policy in America

Healthcare Politics and Policy in America

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Fully updated, this new edition 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.In a mostly private healthcare system, workers and their dependents are covered through private insurance, even though the insurance is ... Despite the fact that the United States spent more money per capita on healthcare, in 2008 it ranked lower than Germany, France, Canada, and Great Britain in ... The United States also does not compare favorably with respect to some of the healthcare re- sources.

Title:Healthcare Politics and Policy in America
Author:Kant Patel, Mark E. Rushefsky
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 2014-04-25


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