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Editor's Note–Colleen M. Grogan
Introduction to Special Issue: Critical Essays on Health Care Reform–Colleen M. Grogan
Part I: Political Significance of Reform
Political Significance of Reform
Big Ideas, Broken Institutions, and the Wrath at the Grass Roots–James A. Morone
Delegated Governance in the Affordable Care Act–Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell
They're Back: The Public Plan, the Reincarnation of Harry and Louise, and the Limits of Obamacare–Marie Gottschalk
You Call It Public, I Call It Private, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off?–Colleen M. Grogan
Reflections from Inside
Too Big to Fail: The Enactment of Health Care Reform–Judith Feder
Part II: Political Understandings of Reform
Political Understandings of Reform
Rethinking Conceptual Frameworks
The Elements of Surprise: How Health Reform Happened–Lawrence D. Brown
It Was a Different Time: Obama and the Unique Opportunity for Health Care Reform–Mark A. Peterson
Why Reform Happened–Jacob S. Hacker
The Role of Specific Political Factors
Muddling Through the Muddled Middle–Joseph White
Interest-Group Influence on the Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010: Winners and Losers in the Health Care Reform Debate–Jill Quadagno
The Politics of Ideas: Where Did the Public Option Come from and Where Is It Going?–James Brasfield
Federalism and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: The Founding Fathers Would Not Be Surprised–Michael S. Sparer
The States' Role under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–Scott L. Greer
Part III: The Politics of Cost Control and Regulatory Policy
The Politics of Cost Control and Regulatory Policy
Throwing Darts: Americans' Elusive Search for Health Care Cost Control–Jonathan Oberlander
Health Reform: Avoiding the Backlash–Harold S. Luft
A Progressive Turn of Events–Thomas Rice
Do We Really Want to Control Health Care Spending?–Michael K. Gusmano
The Real Constitutional Problem with the Affordable Care Act–Timothy Stoltzfus Jost
Civilized Medicine: Physicians and Health Care Reform–Miriam J. Laugesen
Part IV: A Critical Look at Substantive Issues
A Critical Look at Substantive Issues
Prevention and Public Health–Harold A. Pollack
Getting to Universal Coverage with Better Safety-Net Programs for the Uninsured–Mark A. Hall
Behavioral Health and Health Care Reform–David Mechanic
At Least We're Still Free to Choose to Die at Home: A CLASS Act–David M. Frankford
Affordability of Health Insurance to Small Business: Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–Edward Alan Miller
Part V: The Impact on Existing Programs
The Impact on Existing Programs
The Medicaid Platform: Can the Termites Be Kept at Bay?–Frank J. Thompson
"Obama Lies, Grandma Dies": The Uncertain Politics of Medicare and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act–Daniel P. Gitterman and John C. Scott
Part VI: Critical Comparisons
Health Reform 2010: The Missing Philosophical Premises in the Long-Running Health Care Debate–Theodore R. Marmor
American Health Reform in Comparative Perspective: Big Bang, Blueprint, or Mosaic?–Carolyn Hughes Tuohy
Reflections from Afar
Obama's Health Reform in European Perspective–Kieke G. H. Okma
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