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Doctors' Politics and the Red Menace

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/9780195160390.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at how the physicians mobilized against the proposals for government health insurance. This period of mobilization was from the Progressive Era to the 1950s. The chapter starts ... More


Cost Containment versus National Health Insurance

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/9780195160390.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the 10-year struggle of federal officials to introduce the measures of cost containment, discussing the effect this struggle had on the hope of national health insurance and ... More


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

Jill Quadagno

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services—every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans—43 million ... More


South Africa: Embracing National Health Insurance—In Name Only

Joseph Harris

in Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709968
eISBN:
9781501714832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709968.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Although a constellation of factors would seem to have predisposed South Africa to make major new commitments to expand access to healthcare after the fall of apartheid, embrace of National Health ... More


National Health Insurance

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the creation of the national health insurance (NHI). It considers the economic conditions of medical practice in the preceding quarter of a century which help explain why ... More


Removing the Instability and Inequity in the Japanese Health Insurance System

Seiritsu Ogura, Tamotsu Kadoda, and Makoto Kawamura

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter compares Japan's current public medical insurance to an unstable two-story building, whose second floor (health insurance for the elderly) is becoming heavier each day, while its first ... More


The right to health in Ghana: healthcare, human rights, and politics

Raymond A. Atuguba

in Advancing the Human Right to Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661619
eISBN:
9780191765056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores the health financing issues that ultimately led to the development of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme, a key development in its progressive realization of the right to ... More


Health Politics Today

Ellen M. Immergut

in Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198860525
eISBN:
9780191892561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860525.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter sets the stage for Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook by explaining the motivation for the HEALTHDOX study upon which it is based, introducing the key themes and concepts, and ... 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


Universal Health Insurance

George Klosko

in The Transformation of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Continuation of the struggle for national health insurance. Bill Clinton’s attempt to reform national health insurance, a cause taken up by Barack Obama, who in large part succeeded with his ... More


Few Claims, but for a Different Reason: Medical Malpractice (I)

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese medical malpractice law governs an industry that in many ways differs—radically—from the American health care industry. Before turning to that malpractice law in Chapter 5, consider the ... More


Social Health Insurance in Ghana: The Politics, Economics, and the Future

Isaac Osei-Akoto and Clement Adamba

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In 2004, Ghana implemented a national health insurance scheme as a fusion of social insurance principles and traditional welfare concepts. Over the years, the policy framework has undergone some ... More


France

Matthias Brunn and Patrick Hassenteufel

in Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198860525
eISBN:
9780191892561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860525.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter offers an in-depth look at health politics and the national health insurance system in France. It traces the development of the French healthcare system through its series of political ... More


Medical Malpractice (II)

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese file few medical malpractice claims because the national health insurance system suppresses costs by limiting the amounts it pays doctors—and caps the prices it pays for technologically ... More


Policy network of universal healthcare reform in Taiwan

Guang-Xu Wang

in Policy analysis in Taiwan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447308300
eISBN:
9781447311522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308300.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In order to carefully reveal the real policy process in Taiwan, this chapter explores the power structure in the co-governance mechanism of Taiwan’s universal healthcare system (the so-called ... More


Finland

Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Meri Koivusalo, and Ilmo Keskimäki

in Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198860525
eISBN:
9780191892561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860525.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter offers an in-depth look at health politics and the health system in Finland, which combines universal tax-financed health services provided by municipalities, national health insurance ... More


Bureaucrats, Politicians, and the Politics of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Reforming Child Allowances and Healthcare

Sharon Asiskovitch

in Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793021
eISBN:
9780191834769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793021.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Bureaucratic actors are located at the center of social policymaking. The chapter illustrates the relevance of conflicts of interests between fiscal bureaucrats and social bureaucrats and ... More


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