Our nation's health care system is in crisis. Although no other country in the world allocates as large a portion of its GDP to health care as the United States, it is clear that the most basic health needs of many Americans are not being met, with disastrous implications for both the individual and our society as a whole. Health Care Reform in the Nineties presents the first extensive study of this long-neglected issue. This compilation is a valuable tool for policymakers and all others concerned with the most pressing social issue of our time. Editor Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau has brought together a diverse group of distinguished scholars and advisors to examine health reform issues, providing readers with the broadest possible perspective: contributing author Dr. Linda A. Bergthold is a member of the Health Care Reform Task Force headed by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Detailing crucial information–from existing health care systems at the state level, federal level, and abroad, to the agendas of special interest groups (health care providers, business and trade unions, women, the elderly, and the homeless)–students and professionals will find this work a reasoned source of fact and opinion for the present with vision for future expansion and improvement.
- Chapter 1: Health System Reform in the United States: Introduction
- Chapter 2: National Health Systems throughout the World: Lessons for Health System Reform in the United States
- Chapter 3: Should Single-Payer Advocates Support President Clinton's Proposal for Health Care Reform?
- Chapter 4: Managing the Contradictions in the Clinton Health Plan
- Chapter 5: A Way to Achieve National Health Insurance in the United States: The Medicare Expansion Proposal
- Chapter 6: Health Care Reform: A Public Health Perspective
- Chapter 7: Reinventing Public Health: President Clinton's Health Security Act
- Chapter 8: Equity, Accessibility, and Ethical Issues: Is the U.S. Health Care Reform Debate Asking the Right Questions?
- Chapter 9: Federalism and Health Care Reform
- Chapter 10: Defining a Role for States in a Federal Health Care System
- Chapter 11: Institutional Change and the Health Politics of the Nineties
- Chapter 12: American Business and Health Care Reform
- Chapter 13: Managing National Health Reform: Business and the Politics of Policy Innovation
- Chapter 14: Health Care Reform: A Labor Perspective
- Chapter 15: Older Americans and Health Care Reform in the Nineties
- Chapter 16: When the Phoenix Rises, where will she Go? The Women's Health Agenda
- Chapter 17: Assuring Access to Health Care for Homeless People under National Health Care
- Chapter 18: Health System Reform in the Nineties