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Why the United States Lacks a National Health Insurance Program

Author : Nicholas Laham
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This comprehensive historical analysis examines the political and economic problems that have blocked essential national health program reforms.

Lack of National Health Insurance in the United States Prior to the Affordable Care Act

Author : Patrick Kimuyu
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Medicine - Public Health, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: The United States seems to be experiencing enormous challenges in public healthcare despite the numerous healthcare reforms, which have been enforced to enhance healthcare sustainability. For instance, the current burden of disease caused by obesity and its related health conditions appear to have become a potential healthcare problem because; the U.S Government has been spending colossal amounts of revenue to the healthcare sector to mitigate the issue. Recent healthcare reports indicate that, obesity consumes the highest percentage of healthcare expenditure and, this probably so because; obesity and its related health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, the heart disease and diabetes have been ranked among the top-five leading causes of mortality, in the U.S. In addition, other Non-communicable diseases such as cancer and arthritis are also exerting intense pressure on the U.S healthcare system. Secondly, the lack of national health insurance has emerged to be another significant challenge to the U.S healthcare, leading to the unprecedented surge of healthcare cost and inaccessibility to healthcare services. Healthpac (2013) states, “75% of all health care dollars are spent on patients with one or more chronic conditions, many of which can be prevented, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, and cancer”. Currently, there are about 48 million uninsured people, in the United States, which translates to 16.3% of the total U.S population (DeNavas-Walt et.al. 2012). It is surprising that the U.S is one of the wealthy industrialized nations in the world but, it does not have a universal healthcare system, which involves national health insurance and, this has led numerous healthcare consequences (Healthpac, 2013). Therefore, this research will give an overview on the lack of national health insurance, in the United States.

The New Public Health

Author : Theodore H. Tulchinsky
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The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, TNPH distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students' understanding of applied public health in their own setting. This textbook offers students both a comprehensive overview of public health theories as well as in-depth topical chapters, separately presenting special areas of public health practice applied to local settings and case studies. Following the "gold standard" of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes: * 40% of new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies * Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1 * Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings" * Companion web site features an Instructors' Guide, PowerPoint lectures slides by the authors on topics related to the chapters, Case Studies, and Links to key websites for continuous updating of material for study and research The second edition of NPH provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters' level students and practitioners – specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others. * 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies * Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) * Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings" * Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more

A Lost Cause

Author : Nicholas Laham
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An analysis of the failure of Bill and Hillary Clinton's health care reform initiative.

Health Care

Author : Debra A. Miller
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Consumer Reports finds that paying for healthcare is the top financial problem for American households. According to a study conducted by Harvard researchers, lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44,789 deaths per year. This comprehensive edition discusses the health care system in the United States. Readers will learn about the evolution of public healthcare programs as Medicaid, analyze current health care reform issues and how they compare to other nations, and consider how healthcare legislation will affect their peers and community.

Retrenchment in the American Welfare State

Author : Martin Schuldes
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The consolidation of public finance has become the most prevalent topic in recent policy discourse in the US. However, the political debate about fiscal "belt-tightening" stretches back to the last decades of the past millennium, induced by deteriorating economic conditions which followed the first oil price shock in the early 1970s. Retrenchment in the American Welfare State investigates to what extent different welfare state programs in the US were affected by cutbacks during the Republican Reagan era, on the one hand, and during the Democratic Clinton era on the other, and to what extent these cutbacks reveal certain "patterns" of retrenchment, and how the measured discrepancies can best be explained. (Series: Studies in North American History, Politics and Society/ Studien zu Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft Nordamerikas - Vol. 30)

The Future of Health Policy

Author : Victor R. Fuchs
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Americans are understandably concerned about the runaway costs of medical care and the fact that one citizen out of seven is without health insurance coverage. Solving these problems is a top priority for the Clinton administration, but as Victor Fuchs shows, the task is enormously complex. In this book Fuchs, America's foremost health economist, provides the reader with the necessary concepts, facts, and analyses to fully comprehend the complicated issues of health policy. He shows why health care reform that benefits society as a whole will unavoidably burden certain individuals and groups. Fuchs addresses such central questions as cost containment, managed competition, technology assessment, poverty and health, children's health, and national health insurance. Comparing the U.S. health care system with those of other nations, he shows, for instance, that the Canadian system works far better for Canadians than the American system works for Americans. Yet he cautions against thinking that the United States could easily adopt the Canadian system, given its very different social and political underpinnings. The future of U.S. health policy, Fuchs argues, is tightly linked to three basic questions. First, how can we disengage health insurance from employment? Second, how can we tame, but not destroy, technologic change in health care? And finally, how can we cope with the runaway medical costs of an aging society? In a striking passage, he writes that as financial and ethical pressures mount, we will probably see the right to death with dignity transformed into an expectation and eventually into an obligation. For anyone who wants a reliable guide through the myriad proposals on healthcare reform, this book is must reading.

Health Care Costs and Lack of Access to Health Insurance

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance
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An Introduction to the U S Health Care System

Author : Steven Jonas
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This bestselling text is a concise and balanced classic presenting the domestic health care system. It explains the five major components of the U.S. health care system: health care institutions, health care personnel, financing mechanisms, research and educational institutions that produce biomedical knowledge and health personnel, and firms producing "health commodities" (such as pharmaceutical drugs and hospital equipment). Completely updated to reflect the continual changes in the U.S. health care delivery system, this text includes new information on government and public policy reforms and recommendations, as well as website resources and glossary of terms. It provides a glimpse into the future of our well-being.

Solving the Health Care Problem

Author : Pamela Behan
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Examines Australia and Canada to help explain why the United States provides less health care protection than other democratic nations.