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Title Consumer choice : social welfare & health policy / edited by Robert F. Rich & Christopher T. Erb
Published New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages) : illustrations
Series Policy studies review annual, 0163-108X ; vol. 14
Policy studies review annual ; vol. 14
Contents Consumer choice and health care policy challenges / Robert F. Rich -- The politics of health and social welfare in the United States / Jack H. Knott and Robert F. Rich -- Financing care flr medicaid and the uninsured / John Holahan -- You get what you pay for : consumer choice and employer-sponsored health insurance / Robert Kaestner -- Racial and ethnic health care disparities : the role of personal choice vs. structural inequality / Brian D. Smedley -- Community health centers as primary providers of health care / Shelly Raymer Duncan and Cinthia L. Deye -- The role of the internet in supporting consumer health decision making / Thomas R. Eng and Natasha Beauchamp -- The economics of physician incentives in managed care organizations / David J. Cooper and James B. Rebitzer -- Consumer choice on drugs : medicare and medications / Richard L. Kaplan and James B. Rebitzer -- The 900-pound gorilla and the changing landscape of consumer choice / Robert F. Rich and Christopher T. Erb -- The false promise of consumer choice / Deborah Stone
Summary "The United States health care system is unique among those of other developed economies--most significantly because health care is not a legal right in the United States. Instead, it is considered an employee benefit and a privilege, unless one is over age 65 or of low income. The United States is the only developed country without some form of universal health care. Contributors to this volume represent an interdisciplinary group of academics, practitioners, and service delivery providers. The volume begins with a general examination of the politics of health and social welfare in the United States. It then focuses on the importance and role of consumers in the U.S. economy, and dilemmas associated with promoting consumer choice. It explores policy issues and challenges in three specific areas: controlling health care costs and protecting choice with respect to health care, the major challenges to informed choice in health care, and barriers to effective health care service delivery. Contributors explore changes and reforms that have been introduced within public and privately financed systems over the past ten years. Consumer Choice examines in a timely and efficient manner critical social and health policy issues--nationally and internationally--and the major challenges that face informed choice in health care and social policy. Policymakers, health care officials, and medical personnel in the United States and other countries will find this volume highly informative. Robert F. Rich is a professor of law, political science, medical humanities and social sciences, community health, and health policy and administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also director of the Health Law and Policy Program within the College of Law and director of the Office of Public Management within the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He is the author of five books and over fifty articles in the areas of health law and policy, federalism, information policy, and science and technology policy. Christopher T. Erb is a M.D./Ph. D. student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He specializes in the area of health and mental policy."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Umschulungswerkst├Ątten f├╝r Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld
Health Policy
Quality of Health Care
Community Participation -- trends
Consumer Advocacy
Consumer Behavior
Cost control
Health insurance -- United States
Medical care -- Cost effectiveness
Medical economics -- United States
Medically uninsured persons
United States
Genre/Form Congress
Champaign-Urbana (Ill., 2004)
Form Electronic book
Author Erb, Christopher T.
Rich, Robert F.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Law, Medicine, and Policy Symposium (2nd : 2004 : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
ISBN 1412815185