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The Rise of the Market Reform Movement

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/9780199730346.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the ideational and political movements advocating market-based forms of delegated governance since the 1970s. In part, the embrace of marketizing reforms reflected the ... More


How the Government Created Private Health Insurance

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/9780199746750.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Private health insurance emerged from the efforts of hospitals and physicians to devise alternative payment arrangements during the Great Depression. Two federal policiesfostered its spread during ... More


Shopping Mall Medicine

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on what New York Times reporter Milt Freudenheim called “shopping mall medicine,” dedicated to providing quick and convenient service to patients every day of the week. It traces ... More


Quality: Managing by Numbers

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of quality measurement within market-based health policies. Quantifying quality is supposed to unite regulators, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of ... More


Health Care

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the public health care systems as well as their challenges. It first shows how expenditure on health care has evolved in previous decades and deals with the reasons for the ... More


Israel—start-up nation

Mark Britnell

in Human: Solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836520
eISBN:
9780191873720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836520.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In this chapter, Mark Britnell focuses on Israel’s healthcare system, one of the best-kept secrets in healthcare. He looks at how Israel has achieved a primary care-led health system with four health ... More


Safety

Paul A. Offit and Charlotte A. Moser

in Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses questions regarding the safety of vaccines. Any medical product that has a positive effect can have a negative effect; hence, no vaccine is absolutely safe. Before they are ... More


The Demand for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage: Evidence from Four Waves of the Retirement Perspectives Survey

Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, and Joachim Winter (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Participation in Medicare Part D requires individuals to make active enrollment and plan choice decisions. Active decisions ... More


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