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Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Theodore R. Marmor, Richard Freeman, and Kieke G. H. Okma

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book offers a timely account of health reform struggles in developed democracies. The editors, leading experts in the field, have brought together a group of distinguished scholars to explore ... More


Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Eli Ginzberg

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Academic health centers (AHCs) have played a key role in propelling the United States to world leadership in technological advances in medicine. At the same time, however, many of these urban-based ... More


Regulation and Litigation: Complements or Substitutes?

Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick

in The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines state litigation levels and proxies for regulatory activity. It explores the substitution hypothesis and examines the relationship between litigation and regulation as it ... More


Regulating Private Health Insurance Markets

Jürgen Wasem and Stefan Greß

in Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the essential features of private health insurance (PHI) that require government regulation almost everywhere among rich democracies. It first describes the various functions ... More


Medical Spending, Health Insurance, and Measurement of American Poverty

Gary Burtless and Sarah Siegel

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses health care expenditures, particularly on the effects of three basic methods of including household spending on health care in the measurement of poverty. The first is the ... More


The Netherlands from Polder Model to Modern Management

Kieke G. H. Okma and Aad A. De Roo

in Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the Dutch health care reform experience, focusing on how managers in Dutch health insurance and health care have addressed the challenges of a rapidly changing business ... More


Comprehensive Long-Term Care in Japan and Germany Policy Learning and Cross-National Comparison

John Creighton Campbell and Naoki Ikegami

in Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter first describes the key elements of “comprehensive long-term care (LTC) policy” and makes the case that it is a reasonable policy target for advanced industrial nations. Second, it ... More


Keep the Wage Tax to Help Fund Social Insurance

Michael J. Graetz

in 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122749
eISBN:
9780300150193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122749.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explains why wage tax should be continued to help fund social insurance in the United States. It argues that the politics of using payroll taxes to finance Social Security, unemployment ... More


The Ethics of America's Health Care Debate

Tsung-mei Cheng and Uwe E. Reinhardt (eds)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

American health policy is a paradox: it is extremely generous—as reflected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—yet neglects hard-working, low-income families such as those of poorly paid ... More


The Fair Society

Amitai Etzioni (ed.)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter introduces the concept of a fair society and argues for a greater emphasis on the value of “fairness” in American political dialogue as a means to achieve unity. Drawing on the results ... More


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