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Paying for Medicare: Benefits, Budgets, and Wilbur Mills’s Policy Legacy

Eric Patashnik

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the origins and consequences of Medicare's peculiar bifurcated structure, focusing on the role played by former House Ways and Means Committee chair Wilbur D. Mills. It shows ... More


Health Insurance Patterns Nearing Retirement

Helen G. Levy

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter asks how well Baby Boomers are protected against later-life health shocks. While exposure to such shocks is relatively high, the realization of risk appears unlikely and relatively ... More


Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Robyn Muncy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Josephine Roche (1886–1976) was a progressive activist, New Deal policymaker, and businesswoman. As a pro-labor and feminist member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, she shaped the founding ... More


Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Julian E. Zelizer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In recent years, the study of American political history has experienced a remarkable renaissance. After decades during which the subject fell out of fashion and disappeared from public view, it has ... More


Administering the Delegated Welfare State: The Cases of Medicare and the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter six explores the consequences of delegated governance through an analysis of Medicare administration in general, and of key elements of the 2003 MMA—the Medicare Advantage program and the ... More


The Delegated Welfare State and Policy Feedbacks

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter seven examines the impact of the MMA on politics, drawing upon original panel survey data to explore claims that market-based social provision can change mass attitudes about privatizing ... More


Citizens, Consumers, and the Market Model

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter eight explores the consequences of delegated governance and the market model for Medicare beneficiaries specifically and democratic citizens more generally. Although the MMA assumed that ... More


Organized Labor's Health Benefits

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter studies trade unions and how they helped promote the emerging private health insurance system, showing that the trade unions also led the drive for Medicare and disability insurance. It ... More


Provider Sovereignty and Civil Rights

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explains how the radical politics of the South were enacted within the health care system. It shows how the performance of Medicare gave federal officials the resources to enforce racial ... More


Don't Rock the Boat

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses how Medicaid and Medicare created uncontrollable inflation within the health care system, thus leading to a purchaser's revolt, first studying how the beneficiaries were ... More


The Revolt of the Corporate Purchaser

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how the failure of federal cost containment provoked corporate purchasers to experiment with their own methods for controlling costs, leading to managed care in the 1990s and ... More


Value-based Purchasing Opportunities in Traditional Medicare: A Proposal and Legal Evaluation

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost and Lawrence P. Casalino

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter proposes the adaptation of traditional Medicare to accommodate value-purchasing strategies, specifically medical homes and accountable care systems. It also examines legal barriers under ... More


Crafting the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter five examines the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003—a major social policy reform that delegates responsibility for a Medicare prescription drug benefit to commercial firms. ... More


Governing America: An Introduction

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book offers fresh narratives about U.S. political history by focusing on policy, political institutions, and electoral politics. It argues that the field of American political history, once ... More


Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Muriel R. Gillick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, ... More


Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Terry L. Leap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

U.S. health care is a $2.5 trillion system that accounts for more than 17 percent of the nation's GDP. It is also highly susceptible to fraud. Estimates vary, but some observers believe that as much ... More


Unsettling Drug Patent Settlements: A Framework for Presumptive Illegality

Michael A. Carrier

in Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195342581
eISBN:
9780199867035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explains why agreements by which brand-name pharmaceutical companies pay generic firms to settle patent infringement litigation and agree to delay entering the market should be ... More


The Struggles of an “Orthodox Innovator”: George W. Bush, the Conservative Movement, and Domestic Policy

Jon Herbert

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on George Bush's domestic policy. It examines four of Bush's domestic policy initiatives: education reform, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, social security reform and ... More


Health Disparities in the Land of Equality

Lawrence R. Jacobs

in Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170665
eISBN:
9780199850204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the political rights enjoyed by all U.S. citizens are used disproportionately by the better organized and better established. It explains why America has taken halting and ... More


Courts, Inequality, and Health Care

Peter D. Jacobson and Elizabeth Selvin

in Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170665
eISBN:
9780199850204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.003.0038
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When interpreting legislation, courts are often presented with opportunities to address health-care inequalities. This chapter describes four instances showing the judiciary's reluctance to confront ... More


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