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The Insurers Triumphant

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/9780195160390.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter demonstrates how the coalition of insurance companies, managed-care firms, and small businesses destroyed a proposal for home care for disabled people in the 1980s, and notes that the ... 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


A New Global Health Actor? The OECD's Careful Guidance of National Health Care Systems 1

Alexandra Kaasch

in Mechanisms of OECD Governance: International Incentives for National Policy-Making?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199591145
eISBN:
9780191594601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591145.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 9 focuses on ideas about the organization of health systems as developed in and disseminated by the OECD Secretariat. Global health governance is characterized by an increasing number ... 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


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


Compulsory insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses private health insurance, social health insurance, and tax-financed health care. These three health insurance systems differ in terms of three Cs: costs, coverage, and choice. ... More


Prepayment schemes

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers two different ways of organizing revenue collection in statutory healthcare schemes: social health insurance and taxation. The two models are commonly referred to as ‘Bismarck ... More


Visible Disasters: Fetopathology in Brazil

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 is grounded in observations made in the fetopathology service of a major Brazilian research and teaching hospital. In many countries prenatal diagnosis is controversial because it is linked ... More


The Impact of World War II on U.S. Medicine

Eli Ginzberg

in Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082326
eISBN:
9780300133011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082326.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a brief account of the important changes in the structure and function of U.S. medicine as a result of the World War II. It begins by identifying key interactions between the ... More


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