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The Resource Unaffordable : American healthcare from Johnson to Trump, Jonathan Engel

Unaffordable : American healthcare from Johnson to Trump, Jonathan Engel

Label
Unaffordable : American healthcare from Johnson to Trump
Title
Unaffordable
Title remainder
American healthcare from Johnson to Trump
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Engel
Title variation
American healthcare from Johnson to Trump
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 drug prices can jump 1,000 percent in a day and primary care physicians can lose a fifth of their income at the stroke of a Congressional pen. Unaffordable covers topics ranging from health insurance, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician training to health maintenance organizations and hospital networks. Engel offers comparisons with other nations and provides insights on ethical quandaries arround 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, governmental agencies, and private companies."--Back cover
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Engel, Jonathan
Dewey number
368.38/200973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
E546 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 C-768
  • W 74 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical policy
  • Medical policy
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
  • Medical care
Label
Unaffordable : American healthcare from Johnson to Trump, Jonathan Engel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of major federal legislation -- A system run amok -- Medical free markets -- Reigning in the excess -- The lure of profits -- Efforts to rationalize -- HillaryCare -- Managing care -- Quantity and quality -- Ethical wrangling -- Medicare and Medicaid: evolving government programs -- (Un)Affordable Care -- Afterword
Control code
ocn982465320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9780299314101
Lccn
2017015526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780299314101
  • (OCoLC)982465320
Label
Unaffordable : American healthcare from Johnson to Trump, Jonathan Engel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of major federal legislation -- A system run amok -- Medical free markets -- Reigning in the excess -- The lure of profits -- Efforts to rationalize -- HillaryCare -- Managing care -- Quantity and quality -- Ethical wrangling -- Medicare and Medicaid: evolving government programs -- (Un)Affordable Care -- Afterword
Control code
ocn982465320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9780299314101
Lccn
2017015526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780299314101
  • (OCoLC)982465320

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