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  • Editor's Note

    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

    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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