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- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice
- Is Health Care a Right? Health Reforms in the USA and their Impact Upon the Concept of Care
- Lawrence R. Jacobs
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice
Access to healthcare in the US is mediated by insurance coverage, either in the form of private or employer based cover, which may be government based for public sector employees or private for private sector employees. Medicaid is a means tested insurance coverage program for individuals with low incomes and their families, and is jointly funded by state and federal governments. Tricare is a healthcare program that provides healthcare insurance for military personnel, retirees, and their dependents. The SCHIP provides states with federal government funding to provide health insurance to children from families with modest incomes that do not qualify for Medicaid. As such, although the majority of the US population is insured by federal, state, employer, or private health insurance, the remainders go uninsured.
This chapter identifies the problems associated with the American democracy, particularly those related to the government's political leaders and other elites. It takes a look at the factors which drive the policy goals of the political elites, and notes that most of the new online media and traditional press have focused on strategically manipulating the political elites. The chapter also highlights the possible solutions for the American democracy, such as reform. Keywords: American democracy , political elites , policy goals , online media , traditional press , strategic manipulation , reform. In E. Schattschneider's conclusion that American politics typically limits the form and degree of democratic influence may appear too pessimistic. It has also described the vast and growing diversity of information available today.
Is Health Care a Right? Health Reforms in the USA and their Impact Upon the Concept of Care
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Callaghan collected the data and conducted relevant quantitative analysis. Jacobs took the lead in writing the article. The authors worked collaboratively to develop the theory for this project, decide about statistical modeling and interpreting results, and make necessary edits to the article. We examined the potential economic, policy, and political influences on the decisions of the 50 US states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The lobbyists working on health care reform in state capitols exerted a strong and significant impact on Medicaid expansion. Controlling for confounding factors including partisanship and existing policy frameworks , we found that business and professional lobbyists exerted a negative effect on state Medicaid expansion and, unexpectedly, that public interest advocates exerted a positive effect. There are 3.
Volume - Number 3 - Fall March 9, Publishing since , PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S.
Lawrence R. Jacobs
The history of health care reform in the United States has spanned many decades with health care reform having been the subject of political debate since the early part of the 20th century. Recent reforms remain an active political issue. Alternative reform proposals were offered by both of the major candidates in the and presidential elections. On July 16, , President John Adams signed the first Federal public health law, " An act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen.
Full implementation occurs on January 1, , when the individual and employer responsibility provisions take effect, state health insurance Exchanges begin to operate, the Medicaid expansions take effect, and the individual and small-employer group subsidies begin to flow. Along the way are a series of crucial intermediate steps. A brief law column can hardly do justice to the Act and its sweep. Interested readers are encouraged to use the Obama Administration's information portal, 3 which provides multiple practical and policy tools related to implementation.