Medicare and Medicaid at 50 : America's entitlement programs in the age of affordable care

"For fifty years, Medicare and Medicaid have stood at the center of a contentious debate surrounding American government, citizenship, and health care entitlement. In Medicare and Medicaid at 50, leading scholars in politics, government, economics, health policy, and history offer a comprehensi...

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Other Authors: Cohen, Alan B. (Editor), Colby, David C. (Editor), Wailoo, Keith (Editor), Zelizer, Julian E. (Editor)
Language:English
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Summary:"For fifty years, Medicare and Medicaid have stood at the center of a contentious debate surrounding American government, citizenship, and health care entitlement. In Medicare and Medicaid at 50, leading scholars in politics, government, economics, health policy, and history offer a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of these programs and their impact on society -- from their origins in the Great Society era to the current battles over the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")."-- Amazon.
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:xx, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
ISBN:9780190231545 (hbk : acid-free paper)
0190231548 (hbk : acid-free paper)
Table of Contents:
  • The contentious origins of Medicare and Medicaid / Julian E. Zelizer
  • Civil rights and Medicare : historical convergence and continuing legacy / David Barton Smith
  • The early days of Medicaid and Medicare : a personal reflection / Rashi Fein
  • The road not taken : what happened to Medicare for all? / Jonathan Oberlander and Theodore Marmor
  • The transformation of Medicaid from poor law legacy to middle-class entitlement? / Jill Quadango
  • How the courts created the Medicaid entitlement / Sara Rosenbaum
  • Medicare and the social transformations of American elders / Mark Schlesinger
  • The third rail of politics? : Medicare's untouchability / Mark Peterson
  • Medicare innovations in the war over the key to the U.S. treasury / Uwe E. Reinhardt
  • Medicaid rising : the perils and potential of federalism / Frank Thompson
  • Independence and freedom : public opinion and the politics of Medicare and Medicaid / Andrea Louise Campbell
  • The era of big government : why it never ended / Keith Wailoo
  • The missing piece : Medicaid, Medicare, and long-term care / Judith Feder
  • From servant to master? : Medicare, cost control, and the future of American health care / Jacob Hacker
  • Medicare in American political history : the rise and fall of social insurance / James Morone and Elizabeth Fauquert
  • Built to last? : policy retrenchment and regret in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act / Paul Starr.