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United States Health Care Policymaking

Ideological, Social and Cultural Differences and Major Influences

Authors: Ubokudom, Sunday

  • ​Surveys the national reaction to the Obama Administration’s health care reform plan and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010
  • Investigates the impacts of various environmental factors on the health policy making process in the United States
  • Surveys the range of social and political factors that influence health care policy making and delivery in the United States
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About this Textbook

​Health care is a very important component of the American economy.  The United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put the 2008 direct health care expenditures at about $2.34 trillion, or about 16.2 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), or  an average of $7,681 spent for every man, woman, and child in the country.  Health care cost increases have caused very serious problems that threaten to bankrupt the system, providers, employers, and the families that pay the costs that their health insurance plans do not cover.  Additionally, cost increases have reduced access to health care services, adversely affected the quality of care, and resulted in avoidable illnesses, premature deaths, and in health disparities based on race, ethnicity, and income.
Consequently, health care reform has continuously been on the public and governmental agendas.  It is out of this environment that several reform plans, including the 1993 Health Security Act, and the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), were launched. This book examines the ideological, social, cultural, economic, and several other factors that dictate the various measures and approaches employed to tackle the perceived problems.  The book has an index, tables, charts and figures, lists of major terms, and review questions for each chapter. This book will appeal to students in Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), health certificate programs, and junior and senior level undergraduate students in political science, public administration, public health, and public policy.  In addition to serving as a core text for health policy and administration classes, the book will serve as a supplementary text for graduate level courses.

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Sunday Ubokudom

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is unique in the way it presents health policy in the context of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). … The intended audience is healthcare professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, policy students, and others interested in health policy. … There are many health policy books on the market. This one is unique because it is easy to read and understand and it addresses the controversies that are setting the stage for the next round of healthcare policy debates.” (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2012)


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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • US Health Care Policymaking: Ideological, Social and Cultural Differences and Major Influences

    Ubokudom, Sunday E.

    Pages 1-26

  • The Evolution of the US Health Care System

    Ubokudom, Sunday E.

    Pages 27-46

  • Constitutional, Political, and Legal Influences

    Ubokudom, Sunday E.

    Pages 47-74

  • Economic and Provider Influences

    Ubokudom, Sunday E.

    Pages 75-107

  • Technological Influences

    Ubokudom, Sunday E.

    Pages 109-143

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Hardcover $89.95
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Softcover $89.95
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
United States Health Care Policymaking
Book Subtitle
Ideological, Social and Cultural Differences and Major Influences
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3169-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3169-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3168-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9042-6
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 286
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