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Author: Jan Grover
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses issues surrounding healthcare in the United States.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Healthcare.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)894800380
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Grover
ISBN: 9780737734270 0737734272 9780737734287 0737734280
OCLC Number: 76794790
Description: 215 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Should healthcare be considered a basic right? Yes : healthcare is a basic right. The basic right to health care is the unfinished business of the United States government / Jean Camalt, Sarah Zaidi ; The United States should guarantee the right to health care through a constitutional amendment / Jesse L. Jackson Jr. ; Access to health care : a right, not a privilege / Tom Harkin ; No : healthcare is not a human right. No "right" to health care exists / Wayne Dunn ; Bogus rights / Walter E. Williams ; Even nations with health care rights are moving away from universal care / David Gratzer --
Can the existing American healthcare system be saved? Yes : market-driven reforms can save the system. The problem with the health care system is not health care but America's tax code / R. Glenn Hubbard ; Eliminating excessive regulations can cure America's health care system / Scott W. Atlas ; Medical bankruptcy is an overblown threat; most people with high medical bills are covered by insurance / Gail Heriot ; No : America's existing healthcare system cannot be repaired. Our existing health care system has failed to contain sky-rocketing health care costs / Paul B. Ginsburg, Cara S. Lesser ; America's current system of health care endangers patients and providers / Mehmet Oz. How should healthcare be reformed? Consumer-driven health care prompts people to spend less on health care / Devon M. Herrick ; High-deductible health plans bring down insurance costs for consumers / Scott W. Atlas ; Thorough privatization will provide needed reforms / John C. Goodman --
Deregulating health care can make services more affordable / Christopher J. Conover ; Medicaid should be restructured so the poorest and weakest can buy whatever health care they choose / Jeffrey M. Jones ; No : consumer-driven health plans cannot solve America's healthcare problems. Consumer-driven health plans are not effective / Paul Fronstin, Sara R. Collins ; Consumer-driven health plans erode health care for all Americans / Paul Krugman, Robin Wells ; Consumer-driven health care will not eliminate the high costs of private care / Hendrik Hertzberg ; Consumer-driven health plans do not provide equal and sufficient information for making informed medical decisions / Cheryl Damberg ; Market models do not apply to America's current health care crisis / David R. Francis ; Leaving Medicaid to the market has destroyed the program in Tennessee / Trudy Lieberman. How should America's healthcare system be transformed? Government's involvement in health care should reward individual responsibility / Michael F. Cannon ; True health-care reform must return decision making to individuals / Robert E. Moffit, Grace V. Smith, Jennifer A. Marshall ; Health care should be a personal responsibility / Radley Balko ; Health insurance and "personal responsibility" : shifting the bill from the employer to the worker / Judi King ; A single-payer system will be good for American business / Morton Minz ; Let's provide Medicare for all Americans / Pete Stark.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Other Titles: Health care
Responsibility: Jan Grover, book editor.
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