The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Act, 1st Edition

  • Greg M. Shaw
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  • ISBN-10: 1440840032
  • ISBN-13: 9781440840036
  • DDC: 368.38
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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An important book for anyone concerned about the skyrocketing costs of health care in the United States, the work accomplishes three main tasks intended to help readers better understand one of the most important policy challenges of our time. The early chapters explain why congressional Democrats designed the Affordable Care Act of 2010 as they did, clarifies some of the consequences of the act's features, and examines why Republicans have fought the implementation of the law so fiercely. The study then looks at how the intersection of economics and politics applies to the ACA. Finally, the book details what the public knows—and doesn't know—about the law and discusses the prospects for citizens gaining the knowledge they should have about the overall issue of health-policy reform.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Designing the Affordable Care Act: Fateful Decisions.
2: Fighting Obamacare.
3: Will Markets Save Us?.
4: Learning to Live with the Enemy.
5: The Cost of Health Care.
6: A Frustrated Search for the Public’s Voice.
7: Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Now What?.
Suggested Further Readings.
About the Author.