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Obamacare and the Theory of the Firm

Einer Elhauge

in The Future of Healthcare Reform In the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226254951
eISBN:
9780226255002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255002.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter discusses the fragmented nature of the US health care system and how it raises costs and worsens health outcomes. Fragmentation occurs when there is a failure to coordinate among various ... More


Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

David K. Jones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required that each state set up a health insurance exchange or lose control to the federal government. Because Republicans had supported the concept before it became ... More


Health Reform, Government Initiative, and the Future of American Health Care

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) culminated a century of efforts to achieve universal health coverage. They increasingly focused on market approaches, and the ACA followed this trend by relying on ... More


When Bad Policy Makes Good Politics: Running the Numbers on Health Reform

Robert P. Saldin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190255435
eISBN:
9780190255466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255435.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Since the 1960s, America’s policymaking system has lurched from one in which leaders could simply disparage the concept of budget projections to one in which policymakers manipulate cost estimates. ... More


From the American Enlightenment to Anti-Intellectualism

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans are extraordinarily uninformed. This problem is often blamed on the poor quality of public schools, yet it largely stems from a peculiar conception of education rooted in ... More


Between Democracy and Plutocracy

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Wealth inequality is much sharper in America than all other industrialized countries. The income of the richest 1% Americans has soared while the income of ordinary people either decreased or ... More


The Last Mile: Obama

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Barack Obama responded to the financial crisis by working with Congress and the Federal Reserve to stabilize the economy. He adjusted existing precedents about dealing with terrorists, setting new ... More


Poverty

Kenneth P. Miller

in Texas vs. California: A History of Their Struggle for the Future of America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190077365
eISBN:
9780190077402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077365.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Poverty is a chronic problem in both Texas and California, as it is in the rest of the nation. This chapter analyzes the two states’ competing strategies for addressing it. The Texas Model provides ... More


Introduction

David K. Jones

in Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most significant health reform legislation enacted in generations. However, politics does not end after a bill is signed into law. This chapter outlines why ... More


Mississippi

David K. Jones

in Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mississippi is the only state in the country to have a proposal for an exchange rejected by the federal government. This was a fascinating outcome considering how badly the Obama administration ... More


Michigan

David K. Jones

in Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Michigan very nearly was the first Republican-led state to create its own health insurance exchange. By November 2012, legislation to create an exchange had passed the Michigan Senate and was ... More


Idaho

David K. Jones

in Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Idaho was the only state in the nation led entirely by Republicans that chose to run its own health insurance exchange. There were many twists along the way, including the rejection of federal ... More


New Mexico

David K. Jones

in Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The fight over an exchange had a very different dynamic in New Mexico because there were no loud voices on the right calling for the state to reject control. Republican Governor Susanna Martinez ... More


Exchange Politics and the Future of Health Reform

David K. Jones

in Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677237
eISBN:
9780190677275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677237.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the four key insights from the case study states, looking at the degree to which these lessons apply elsewhere. I ask what the Obama administration should have done differently ... More


Medical Tourism through Private Health Insurance

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Many U.S. insurers are starting to experiment with building medical tourism into their health plans. Demand for private insurance plans that cover medical tourism is likely to increase in the wake of ... More


Epilogue

Thomas J. Ward

in Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and Its War on Poverty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190624620
eISBN:
9780190624651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624620.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

During the 1970s and 1980s, due to funding cuts and poor administration, the Delta Hospital and Health Center suffered a series of setbacks until the eventual closure of the hospital in 1984. The ... More


The Affordable Care Act and Low-Wage Workers

Timothy D. McBride

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Policymakers designed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to address the lack of access to affordable health insurance, a problem plaguing the United States for decades. However, the ... More


Complexity and Framing

Arthur Lupia

in Uninformed Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190263720
eISBN:
9780197559598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263720.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Politics includes issues of varying complexity. By complex, I mean issues that have multiple and possibly interrelated attributes. While it is arguable that all issues have multiple parts, I use ... More


Reforming Healthcare

William G. Gale

in Fiscal Therapy: Balancing Today's Needs with Tomorrow's Obligations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190645410
eISBN:
9780190939175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645410.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Economic Systems

As Chapter 7 documents, healthcare already accounts for a quarter of federal spending and will grow significantly in the future. Almost half of Americans get health insurance through government ... More


The Consumer Citizen, Politicians, and Policy

Ethan Porter

in The Consumer Citizen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197526781
eISBN:
9780197526828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526781.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter studies the relationship between consumer fairness, political preferences, and policy uptake. Americans who support Donald Trump are especially likely to believe the government should be ... More


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