Critical Essays on Health Care Reform

An issue of: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Critical Essays on Health Care Reform
Journal Issue Pages: 284 Volume 36, Number 3 Published: June 2011 An issue of Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Special Issue Editor: Colleen M. Grogan

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Editor's Note

Editor's Note–Colleen M. Grogan

Articles

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

Intergovernmental Politics

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

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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