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Engel, Jonathan.(Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780299314101
  • ISBN: 0299314103
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 285 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin ... Read More

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Timeline of major federal legislation -- A system ... Read More
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"Written for nonexperts, this is a brisk, engaging ... Read More
Subject: Medical policy United States History 20th century
Medical policy United States History 21st century
Medical care United States History 20th century
Medical care United States History 21st century
Medical care
Economics, Medical history
Insurance, Health history
Delivery of Health Care history
Delivery of Health Care economics
Health Policy history
United States

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Unaffordable : American Healthcare from Johnson to Trump
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Unaffordable : American Healthcare from Johnson to Trump


Written for nonexperts, this is a brisk, engaging history of American healthcare from the advent of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s to the impact of the Affordable Care Act in the 2010s. Step by step, Jonathan Engel shows how we arrived at our present convoluted situation, where generic drugs prices can jump 1,000 percent in a day and primary care physicians can lose 20 percent of their income at the stroke of a Congressional pen. Unaffordable covers, in a conversational style punctuated by apt examples, topics ranging from health insurance, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician training to health maintenance organizations and hospital networks. Along the way, Engel introduces approaches that other nations have taken in organizing and paying for healthcare and offers insights on ethical quandaries around end-of-life decisions, neonatal care, life-sustaining treatments, and the limits of our ability to define death. While describing the political origins of many of the federal and state laws that govern our healthcare system today, he never loses sight of the impact that healthcare delivery has on our wallets and on the balance sheets of hospitals, doctors' offices, government agencies, and private companies.
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