Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy, 1st Edition

  • Thomas R. Oliver
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  • ISBN-10: 1483346560
  • ISBN-13: 9781483346564
  • DDC: 362.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Through 30 topical, operational, and relational essays, this book addresses the development of the U.S. healthcare system and policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer those policies, and the challenges of balancing the nation’s healthcare needs with the rising costs of medical research, cost-effective treatment, and adequate health insurance. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the issues affecting health care policy in the U.S. is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Table of Contents.
Table of Contents.
List of Illustrations.
About the Editor.
Introduction: Beyond the Stable State—New Challenges and Directions for U.S. Health Policy.
Evolution of American Health Care Policy (Beginnings to Today).
1: Origins and Development of Government's Role in Health Policy (Colonial Era to Present).
2: The Long Struggle for Universal Health Care (1900s–Present).
Government Organizations that Develop, Fund, and Administer Health Policy (1789–Today).
3: The Department of Health and Human Services: Responsibilities and Policies (1953–Present).
4: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Anticipatory Action in the Face of Uncertainty (1946–Present).
5: The Food and Drug Administration (1962–Present).
6: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1965–Present).
7: The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs Responsibilities and Policies (1947–Present).
8: The United States Supreme Court and the Department of Justice (1789–Present).
9: Budgeting and Health Care Policy (1970s–Present).
10: Federalism Cooperation and Conflict between State and Federal Health Care Responsibilities (1960s–Present).
Contemporary Health Policy issues: Goals and Initiatives (1920s–TODAY).
11: Evolution of Health Planning (1920s–1970s).
12: Evolution of Health Planning (1970s–Present).
13: Government Financing of Health Care (1940s–Present).
14: Biomedical Research Policy and Innovation (1940s–Present).
15: Building an Effective and Sustainable Health Care Workforce (1960s–Present).
16: Promoting Health Care Quality and Safety (1960s–Present).
17: Strategies for Health Care Cost Containment (1980s–Present).
18: Health and Health Care Policy Ethical Perspectives (1970s–Present).
Contemporary Health Policy Issues: People And Policies (1960s–Today).
19: Children's Health and Health Care Policy (1960s–Present).
20: Women's Issues and American Health Care Policy (1960s–Present).
21: Minorities, Immigrants, and Health Care Policy Disparities and Solutions (1960s–Present).
22: Aging and Health Care Policy (1990s–Present).
23: Fifty Years of Progress in Disease and Injury Prevention (1950s–Present).
24: Mental Health and Social Policy (1960s–Present).
25: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Obesity Epidemic Issues, Policies, and Solutions (1960s–Present).
26: Interest Groups, Think Tanks, and Health Care Policy (1960s–Present).
U.S. Response to Global Health Challenges (1980S–Today).
27: Continuing Challenges of Infectious Disease (1980s–Present).
28: Emergency Preparedness Bioterrorism, Armed Conflict, Natural Disasters, and Other Public Health Threats (2000s–Present).
29: Twenty-first-Century Challenges to Health and Health Care Noncommunicable Diseases, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights (2000s–Present).
30: The Governance of Population Health: Reflections on the Analytical Approaches of Contributors to the Guide.
Appendix A: Selected Federal Health and Health Care Agencies and Offices.
Appendix B: Bibliography.