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The uninsured

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays explores the issues surrounding health insurance and the government's involvement in requiring insurers to grant coverage to uninsured Americans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737756388 0737756381 9780737756395 073775639X
OCLC Number: 676729092
Description: 185 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Is the lack of health insurance a serious problem in America? Children who lack health insurance are more likely to die in hospitals / Karen Pallarito --
The lack of adequate health insurance is a leading cause of bankruptcies in America / ConsumerAffairs.com --
The recession is increasing the number of uninsured / Nayla Kazzi --
People without health insurance are not more likely to die / Megan McArdle --
Most of the uninsured are young, healthy, and financially well-off / Michael D. Tanner --
The majority of voters say cost, not lack of coverage, is the biggest health care problem / Rasmussen Reports --
Ch. 2. Does access to health insurance improve people's health? Health insurance is important to the health and well-being of both children and adults / Institute of Medicine --
Insurance coverage is strongly related to better health outcomes / Jill Bernstein, Deborah Chollet, and Stephanie Peterson --
Not having health insurance increases the risk of cancer death / Walter Jessen --
Health insurance and more medical care do not necessarily produce health benefits / Maggie Mahar --
The lack of health care is not responsible for low US life expectancy / Ronald Bailey --
High deductibles and benefit limits can diminish health care coverage, even for the insured / Drew Altman --
Expanded access to health insurance is not the only tool to improve population health / Harold Pollack --
Ch. 3. Should the purchase of health insurance be mandated by the government? Overview : how the individual mandate in the 2010 Health Reform Law will work / Alec MacGillis --
Americans should support the individual insurance mandate because it is necessary to make health reform work / Jonathan Cohn --
The individual insurance mandate in health reform is not unprecedented in American history / Maggie Mahar --
An individual insurance requirement in health reform will be constitutional / Erwin Chemerinsky --
The individual insurance mandate in health reform is bad public policy / Jon Walker --
There are no precedents for the individual insurance mandate in the new health reform law / Julia Shaw --
The Supreme Court is likely to find the individual insurance mandate unconstitutional / Randy Barnett --
Ch. 4. Will the PPACA improve medical care for the uninsured? The health care reform law creates tremendous opportunities to improve the quality of US health care / Mark B. McClellan --
Uninsured women will benefit greatly from the PPACA's reforms / Sara R. Collins, Sheila Rustgi, and Michelle M. Doty --
Health insurance for the uninsured will improve care for all Americans / Eric B. Larson --
Health care reform expands coverage in the wrong way, by sacrificing quality of care / Kathryn Nix --
The PPACA will not remedy access and quality problems in cancer care / John Geyman --
The history of health coverage expansion shows that it leads to runaway costs / Peter Suderman --
Health care reform is a disaster for all Americans / Peter Ferrara.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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A collection of essays explores the issues surrounding health insurance and the government's involvement in requiring insurers to grant coverage to uninsured Americans.

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