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    Politics of Medicare

    ISBN-10: 0202304256
    ISBN-13: 9780202304250
    Author(s): Theodore R. Marmor, Theodore Marmor
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: Aldine Transaction
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 254
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.122
    Language: English

    Preface to the Second Edition
    Acknowledgments
    Preface to the First Edition
    Introduction
    The Origins and Enactments
    The Origins of the Medicare Strategy
    Twentieth-Century Medicine: The Paradoxes of Progress
    Origins of the Government Health Insurance Issue
    Universal Health Insurance Proposals in the Fair Deal
    The Politics of Incrementalism: Turning toward the Aged
    The Appeal of Focusing on the Aged
    Focusing on Social Security Contributors
    Pressure Groups and Medicare: The Lobbying of Millions
    The Politics of Legislative Impossibility
    Medicare under a Republican President
    The Forand Bill versus the Welfare Approach
    Kerr-Mills Bill of 1960
    The Politics of Legislative Possibility
    Medicare, 1961
    The Obstacle Course in Congress: First Try with Ways and Means
    The Southern Democrats
    The Kennedy Administration versus the AMA
    Medicare's Near Miss, 1964
    The Politics of Legislative Certainty
    The Impact of the Election of 1964
    The Administration's Proposal: H.R. 1 and S. 1
    The Ways and Means Committee and the House Take Action: January-April
    H.R. 6675 Passes the Senate: April-July
    Medicare Comes out of the Conference Committee: July 26, 1965
    The Outcome of 1965: Explanation and Issues
    Medicare and the Analysis of Social Policy in American Politics
    Case Studies and Cumulative Knowledge
    Conceptual Models and the Medicare Case
    The Origins of Medicare: The Rational Actor Model
    The Responses of Medicare, 1952-64: The Organizational Process Model
    The 1965 Legislation: The Bureaucratic Politics Model
    Processes and Policy in American Politics: The Case of Medicare
    Medicare and the Character of American Social Policy
    Legislation to Operation
    The Politics of Medicare: 1966-99
    Medicare's Politics: 1966-90
    The Origins of Medicare Revisited
    The Politics of Accommodation: Medicare's Implementation and Subsequent Evolution from 1966 to 1970
    The 1970s: Ineffectual Reforms and Intermittent Progress
    The 1980s: The Challenge of the Reagan Era
    Conclusion
    The Politics of Medicare Reform in the 1990s: Budget Struggles, National Health Reform, and Shifting Conflicts
    Introduction: The Changing Context of Medicare's Politics in the 1990s
    Medicare and the 1992 Elections: The Reawakening of Concerns
    A Negative Consensus on Health Reform
    The 1995 Trustees' Report and Claims of Insolvency
    From Legislative Impasse 1995-96 to Medicare "Reform" in 1997
    The Medicare Reforms of 1997: Understanding the Politics of Balancing Budgets
    Medicare Flip-Flop
    The Ideological Context of Medicare's Politics: The Presumptions of Medicare's Founders versus the Rise of Procompetitive Ideas in Medical Care
    Introduction
    Medicare's Philosophical Roots: Social Insurance and the Presumption of Expansion
    The Rise of Procompetitive Ideas about Medical Care
    Reflections on Medicare's Politics: Puzzles and Patterns
    Introduction
    Understanding Medicare's Politics: Patterns, Puzzles, and Explanatory Approaches
    Puzzle One: Structural Explanations and Medicare's Limited Evolution
    Puzzle Two: Insider Politics, Medicare's Price Controls, and the Puzzles of the Reagan/Bush Era
    Puzzle Three: Medicare 1995-99--Macro Politics and the Emergence of Unexpected Remedies
    Conclusion
    Medicare Scholarship: A Selective Review Essay
    Glossary
    References to Part I
    References to Part II
    Index

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