Uninsured in America Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity

ISBN-10: 0520250060
ISBN-13: 9780520250062
Edition: 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 295
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation, this book takes a fresh look at one of the most important social issues facing the United States today. A new afterword updates the stories of many of the people who are so memorably presented here.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Loretta and Greg's Story
Introduction: The Death Spiral
From Working Class to Working Poor: The Death of Industry in America's Heartland
Medicaid, Welfare Reform, and Low-Wage Work in the New Economy
Family Matters: Divorce and Domestic Violence
Who Cares for the Caregivers? Love as a Portal into the Death Spiral
The Fox Guarding the Henhouse: Work-Related Injuries and the Vagaries of Workers' Compensation
Risky Business: The Self-Employed, Small Business Owners, and Other American Entrepreneurs
Young, Sick, and Part-Time: The Vulnerability of Youth and the New American Job Market
Mental Health Matters: A Mexican Immigrant Hits the Bureaucratic Wall
Race Matters: Health Care Stories from Black America
Descent through the Death Spiral
Moving Forward
Afterword: Several Years Later
A Primer on the U.S. Health Care System and the Safety Net
Resources for Health Care
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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