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Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing  Read more...
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737744774 0737744774
OCLC Number: 426065808
Notes: "Gale, Cengage Learning."
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1: What is the current state of the health care system in America? 1. The U.S. health care system offers the best health care in the world / Michael D. Tanner --
2. The U.S. health care system is not working / Karen Davis --
3. The problems with America's health care system are exaggerated / N. Gregory Mankiw --
4. Health care should be a right / Daniel Zhou --
5. Health care should not be treated as a right / Lee Hieb --
ch. 2: What issues are impacting health care in America? 1. The insurance industry is problematic / Barbara Ehrenreich --
2. The insurance industry is not problematic / Mark Gimein --
3. Employers need to be more involved in health care / Michael E. Porter, Elizabeth O. Teisberg, and Scott Wallace --
4. Employers need to be less involved in health care / Clive Crook --
5. The high cost of health care is the result of waste / Wayne Laugesen --
6. The high cost of health care is the result of improvement in quality / Don Peck --
7. The U.S. health care system spends too much money without good health results / Doug Pibel and Sarah van Gelder --
ch. 3: How should the health care system in America be reformed? 1. More government-provided care is needed to reform the health care system / David M. Cutler, J. Bradford DeLong, and Ann Marie Marciarille --
2. Less government-provided care is needed to reform the health care system / Dave Camp --
3. A consumer-driven health care system is the best system / Bill Steigerwald, interviewing Regina Herzlinger --
4. A consumer-driven health care system is not the best system / Trudy Lieberman, interviewing Timothy Jost --
5. A single-payer system is the preferable health care system / Leonard Rodberg and Don McCanne --
6. A single-payer system is not the preferable health care system / Kevin C. Fleming --
Facts about health care --
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Series Title: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Responsibility: Noël Merino, book editor.

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Overview: Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text; Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics; Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information; Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension; Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.

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