Expanding Access To Health Care: A Management Approach, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0765626462
  • ISBN-13: 9780765626462
  • DDC: 362.10973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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About

Overview

The U.S. health care system faces enormous well known problems including run away costs, widely uneven quality of care, and millions of people without health insurance. This book a joint effort of the National Academy of Public Administration and the National Academy of Social Insurance and undertakes a sweeping analysis of the management and administrative issues that arise in expanding health care coverage. The book identifies the core administrative functions that need to be performed in assuring access to health coverage, describes how these functions are performed at present and under proposed alternatives, draws lessons from experience in the U.S. and abroad, and assesses suggested administrative approaches designed to facilitate the improvement and expansion of health care coverage. Adequate health care is one of today's most crucial domestic policy concerns. Expanding Access to Health Care is designed to bring together in one place some of the best thinking on the subject, not as an exercise in advocacy, but rather to lay out the issues in a balanced way so that policymakers, researchers, and citizens can better understand the complex details of health care reform.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Academy.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Management Issues and Policies in Health Insurance Market Reforms.
2: Restructuring Health Insurance Markets.
3: Designing Regional Health Markets.
4: Creating a Level Playing Field for Public and Private Plans.
5: Regulating Private Health Insurance.
6: Paying One's Fair Share for Health Coverage and Care.
7: Refiguring Federalism: Nation and State in Health Reform's Next Round.
8: Recent Changes in Dutch Health Insurance: Individual Mandate or Social Insurance?.
9: Administering Health Insurance Programs and Reforms.
10: Administering a Medicaid-Plus-Tax-Credits Initiative.
11: Administering Health Insurance Mandates.
12: Designing Administrative Organizations for Health Reform.
13: Individual Health Insurance Plan Information: Too Much and Too Little.
14: Controlling Costs under Health Care Reform.
15: Controlling Health Care Costs.
16: Simplifying Administration of Health Insurance.
17: Using Performance Management to Enhance Health Care Reform.
18: Management and Performance of Federal Health Care Programs.
19: Performance-Based Management under Ryan White: The BPHC Initiative.
20: Empirical Studies.
21: Expanding Access to Health Care for Hispanic Construction Workers and Their Children.
22: Expanding Access to Health Insurance for Children: The State Children's Health Insurance Program, 1997–2007.
23: Did Medicaid/SCHIP Crowd out Private Insurance Among Low-Income Children?.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.