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Introduction

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/9780195160390.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter discusses the basic right to health care, which is recognized in international law and guaranteed by the constitutions of many nations, but notes that there are still a ... More


Estimating the Impact of the Demand for Consumer-Driven Health Plans Following the 2012 Supreme Court Decision of the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Stephen T. Parente

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/9780226255002.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter assesses which of the alternative proposals to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have the most impact in terms of cost per capita of covering the uninsured. Microsimulations estimate the ... More


Health Insurance and Accessing the Health Care System

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Approximately 15% of Americans lack health insurance, and many have insurance policies with limited benefits, inadequate to meet their needs. This chapter examines the health insurance coverage of ... More


Pregnancy, Medicaid, State Regulation, and Legal Subjection

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the use of Medicaid in the Alpha Hospital by patients who need prenatal care. It notes that as a condition of receipt of this aid, women were required to meet with a battery of ... More


The Ethics of America's Health Care Debate

Tsung-mei Cheng and Uwe E. Reinhardt (eds)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

American health policy is a paradox: it is extremely generous—as reflected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990—yet neglects hard-working, low-income families such as those of poorly paid ... More


Stratification and “Universality”: Immigrants and Barriers to Coverage in Massachusetts

Tiffany D. Joseph

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tiffany D. Joseph’s chapter examines how stratification of access by immigration status effectively undermined a “universal” health policy. While the ACA only extended coverage to U.S. citizens and ... More


Uninsured in America: Before and After the ACA

Susan Sered

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Susan Sered, author of the seminal work Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity (2005), returned to the same communities to learn how the people she originally interviewed ... More


“Texans Don’t Want Health Insurance”: Social Class and the ACA in a Red State

Emily K. Brunson

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Emily K. Brunson’s chapter examines how the ACA has unfolded in Texas, a state with significant popular and political sentiment against the law despite being home to the highest percentage of ... More


Fair Is Fair: Parity for Mental Health Coverage

Timothy A. Kelly

in Healing the Broken Mind: Transforming America's Failed Mental Health System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748121
eISBN:
9780814749104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748121.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that “parity” must be implemented so that mental health treatment coverage matches physical health coverage. More specifically, it proposes health insurance that would provide as ... More


A Nation of Uninsured Immigrants

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The United States is unique among developed countries in not providing health insurance to all of its citizens. But newcomers, both legal and undocumented, are far more likely to be uninsured than ... More


How Stable Are Insurance Subsidies in Health Reform?

Mark V. Pauly

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the question of whether key features of health reform dealing with subsidies aimed at reducing the number of uninsured people are likely to represent a stable political ... More


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