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Health Care Politics, Policy and Services

SKU# 9780826108876

A Social Justice Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Gunnar Almgren MSW, PhD


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This new edition of the AJN Award-winning textbook analyzes the most current health care reforms and their effect on our health system from a social justice perspective. It addresses the significant changes resulting from the landmark health care reform bill passed in 2010 and provides students of health care policy with a framework for understanding and evaluating our health system. It explains the political goals of and barriers to each stage of the PPACA?s implementation plan along with two distinct critiques of the plan. The text analyzes disparities in access to health and health care in America. Issues of special focus include long-term care policy, the bioethical dimensions of health care policy, the transformation of health to an economic commodity, the politics of health care policymaking, and the global context of health care disparities.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 25, 2012
  • Page Count 416
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108876
  • EISBN 9780826108883

Table of Contents 

1. A Primer on Theories of Social Justice and Defining the Problem of Health Care

2. The Historical Evolvement of the U.S. Health Care System

3. The Contemporary Organization of Health Care: Health Care Finance

4. The Contemporary Organization of Health Care: Health Care Services and Utilization

5. Long Term Care of the Aged and Disabled

6. Disparities in Health and Health Care

7. Social Epidemiology: Unraveling the Social Determinants of Disparities in Health

8. The Status and Prospects for Fundamental Health Care Reform: A Reality Check and Philosophical Critique

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