eBook U.S. Health Policy And Politics: A Documentary History, 1st Edition

  • Kevin Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 1608717887
  • ISBN-13: 9781608717880
  • DDC: 362.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 799 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Covers historic documents that show how U.S. health policies have evolved to the point where they now exert a tremendous influence over virtually every aspect of American life, from the commercial fortunes of industries to the household budgets of ordinary families.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Thematic Table of Contents.
1: Health Care and Medical Practice in the New World.
2: Virginia Colony Imposes the First Public Health Law in the New World.
3: Plymouth Colony Assigns Responsibility for Health Care Expenses.
4: Massachusetts Colony Passes an Act of Instruction for Medical Caregivers.
5: The First Naval Quarantine Act in British America.
6: A Law for Regulating Midwives in New York City.
7: Supporting Inoculation in Boston during a Smallpox Epidemic.
8: A Prominent Boston Physician Campaigns Against Smallpox Inoculations.
9: Virginia Regulates the Fees of Physicians and Apothecaries.
10: New York City Issues Regulations for “The Practice of Physick and Surgery”.
11: Virginia Legislators Move to Punish Smallpox Inoculators.
12: Benjamin Rush Gives Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers.
13: Washington Orders Compulsory Smallpox Inoculation of the Continental Army.
14: Congress Passes an Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.
15: Health Care and Regulation in Antebellum America.
16: Congress Passes a Federal Vaccination Act.
17: State Funding Mechanisms for Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
18: Samuel Thomson Reflects on His Medical System and Regular Physicians.
19: John Gunn Attacks Regular Physicians in Domestic Medicine.
20: New York Lawmakers Consider Thomsonian Licensing Petitions.
21: John Griscom Urges Sanitary Reforms in New York City.
22: Dorothea Dix Lobbies State Legislators for a Hospital for the Insane.
23: A Sanitary Commission Complains about the Lack of Public Health Regulation in America.
24: United States Begins Federal Inspections of Imported Drugs.
25: Lemuel Shattuck Issues Recommendations for New Public Health Regulations.
26: New York State Incorporates Its First Homeopathic Medical College.
27: The Professionalization of American Medicine.
28: The Lincoln Administration Approves the U.S. Sanitary Commission.
29: U.S. Sanitary Commission Campaign to Reorganize the Medical Bureau.
30: An Assassination Attempt Renews Allopath-Homeopath Hostilities.
31: New York Metropolitan Board of Health Issues Its First Annual Report.
32: Marine Hospitals Services Act.
33: Reform Recommendations for Almshouses in Pennsylvania.
34: National Quarantine Act.
35: Congress Expands the Powers of the National Board of Health.
36: A Boston Medical Journal Mourns the Gains of Women Physicians.
37: Louisiana Politics Bedevil Federal Health Inspectors.
38: A Commentary on “the Present Condition of National Health Legislation”.
39: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms State Authority over Medical Licensing.
40: Health Care in the Progressive Era.
41: A Wisconsin Physician Urges State Regulation of Medical Practices.
42: Political Warfare Over Smallpox Treatment in Milwaukee.
43: A Famous Health Reformer Endorses State Registration of Nurses.
44: Government Guidelines for the Medical Inspection of Immigrants.
45: Immigration Restriction League Warns about Dangers to Public Health.
46: U.S. Supreme Court Endorses Compulsory Vaccination in Jacobson v. Massachusetts.
47: A Muckraker Condemns America’ Patent Medicine Industry.
48: Flexner Report Demands Reforms of American Medical Education.
49: A Senator’s Call for a Cabinet-Level Public Health Department.
50: Roosevelt’s “Bull Moose” Party Calls for Universal Health Insurance.
51: Public Health Service Compares Health Insurance in America and Europe.
52: A Reformer Makes the Case for National Health Insurance.
53: Educating Navy Personnel about a Deadly Influenza Epidemic.
54: An Insurance Executive Excoriates Government-Run Health Insurance.
55: Progressives Assail Industry-Backed Opponents of Health Insurance Reform.
56: The Struggle Over Health Insurance Between the Wars.
57: Defending the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act.
58: Principles of the American Birth Control League.
59: American Medical Association Formally Repudiates “State Medicine”.
60: A Call for Expanded State Involvement in All Phases of Health Care.
61: Establishment of the First Blue Cross Plans.
62: Landmark Report from the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care.
63: Minority Report of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care.
64: I. M. Rubinow’s Quest for Security.
65: Franklin D. Roosevelt Voices Support for National Social Insurance.
66: Report of the Committee on Economic Security.
67: President Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act.
68: Kansas Governor Landon Vows to Repeal Social Security If Elected President.
69: U.S. Public Health Service and the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.
70: National Cancer Institute Act.
71: Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
72: Report of the Technical Committee on Medical Care.
73: Morris Fishbein Describes Health Insurance as a Threat to the Doctor-Patient Relationship.
74: Partisan Jousting Over Health Care in the Postwar Era.
75: A Progressive Call for an Expanded Governmental Role in All Phases of Health.
76: California Medical Association Defeats State Health Insurance Legislation.
77: Truman Calls for National Health Insurance.
78: National Mental Health Act.
79: Laying the Groundwork for the Hill-Burton Act.
80: Modernizing the Hospitals and Clinics of the Veterans Administration.
81: Senator Taft Denounces Compulsory Insurance as Socialized Medicine.
82: Truman Again Calls on Congress to Address National “Health Needs”.
83: Eisenhower Unveils a Health Care “Reinsurance” Proposal.
84: Polio Vaccination Assistance Act.
85: Big Labor Pushes for Government Health Care for the Elderly.
86: Congress Passes the Kerr-Mills Act.
87: Medicare Changes the Health Care Landscape.
88: Ronald Reagan Urges Opposition to Medicare.
89: President Kennedy Tries to Rally Public Support for Medicare.
90: A Cartoonist Lampoons the American Medical Association.
91: Kennedy’s Presidential Panel on Mental Retardation.
92: American Courts Order Desegregation of Southern Hospitals.
93: U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
94: 1964 Elections Break the Political Logjam on Medicare.
95: President Johnson Reflects on His Support for Medicare and Social Security.
96: An Influential Member of Congress Recalls the Development of Medicare Part B.
97: President Johnson Signs Medicare and Medicaid into Law.
98: Launching the War on Cancer.
99: A Warning about America’s Growing “Medical-Industrial Complex”.
100: President Nixon Signs the Clean Air Act.
101: Justice Blackmun Delivers the Supreme Court Decision in Roe v. Wade.
102: Congress Passes the Rehabilitation Act.
103: President Nixon Signs the Health Maintenance Organization Act.
104: President Nixon Proposes a National Health Insurance Plan.
105: President Ford Signs the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
106: Restraining Health Care Costs in the Age of Reagan.
107: An Investor’s Guide to Health Maintenance Organizations.
108: President Reagan Signs the Orphan Drug Act.
109: Arrival of the Medicare Prospective Payment System.
110: Senator Hatch Recalls the Political Battle over the Hatch-Waxman Act.
111: Congress Passes the National Organ Transplant Act.
112: Women’s Health Emerges as a Political Issue.
113: COBRA Allows Laid-Off Workers to Keep Their Health Coverage.
114: AMA Calls for Relief from Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.
115: ABA Defends Medical Malpractice Laws in America’s Tort System.
116: Reagan’s First Major Speech on AIDS.
117: HHS Secretary Bowen Recalls the Creation of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.
118: Reagan Signs the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.
119: Congress Repeals the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.
120: Congress Agrees to Research Best Practices in Health Care.
121: Congress Throws Its Support Behind the Ryan White CARE Act.
122: Government Report Takes the NIH to Task on Women’s Health.
123: Justin Dart Hails the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
124: The Clinton Health Plan and Scorched-Earth Politics.
125: Harris Wofford Rides Health Care to a Stunning Political Upset.
126: Clinton Unveils his Health Care Plan to Congress.
127: Hillary Rodham Clinton Testifies in Support of Health Care Reform.
128: A Key Strategist Urges Republicans to Defeat Clinton’s Health Reform Proposal.
129: Senator Dole Lambastes the Clinton Health Care Plan, 1994.
130: A Democratic Senator Laments the Death of the Clinton Health Reform Plan, 1994.
131: A Republican Senator Applauds the Demise of the Clinton Health Care Plan, 1994.
132: Senator Mitchell Closes the Book on the Clinton Health Care Plan, 1994.
133: Appropriations Battles Over Health Care Research, 1995.
134: President Clinton Vetoes Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, 1995.
135: Senator Kassebaum Touts the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, 1996.
136: Senator Kennedy Urges Passage of Health Insurance Legislation for Children.
137: Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
138: States Take Aim at Managed Care with New Consumer Protections.
139: Debating Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law.
140: Institute of Medicine Sounds an Alarm about Medical Errors in Hospitals.
141: President Clinton Extols New Rules to Ensure Medical Privacy.
142: RU486 Abortion Pill Adds Fuel to America’s Political “Culture Wars”.
143: Controversial Policy Prescriptions for American Health Care.
144: President Bush Stakes Out His.
145: Controversial Vote on the Medicare Prescription Drug Act.
146: Bush Touts the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, 2005.
147: Massachusetts Passes Major Health.
148: Washington Reacts to a Supreme Court Decision on “Partial-Birth” Abortion, 2007.
149: Political Battle Over SCHIP Reauthorization, 2007.
150: Bipartisan Support for the Wellstone.
151: White House Forum on Health Reform.
152: Major Stakeholders Signal Support for Obama’s Health Reform Efforts.
153: An Obama Budget Official Defends Health Reform.
154: Senator Lieberman Turns Against the Public Option.
155: Scott Brown’s Victory Speech in Massachusetts.
156: President Obama and Senator Kyl Square Off at the Health Care Summit.
157: Obama Speaks to House Democrats on the Eve of the Health Reform Vote.
158: Minority Leader Boehner Urges a Vote against the Affordable Care Act.
159: A Republican Pundit Laments Conservative “Waterloo”.
160: Obama Signs the Health Care Reform Bill into Law.
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