Uninsured in America - Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
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Description: Reaching beyond statistics and prevalent assumptions, 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. The vivid and moving stories of those interviewed illustrate the complicated dilemmas--including full-time family caregiving, sudden illness, self-employment, layoffs, and on-the-job injuries--faced by those trying to balance medical problems with housing costs and other daily necessities. This engrossing, accessible, and timely book concludes that our current health care system is leading to fundamental structural changes in American society.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/11/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.20" tall
|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|
|A Primer on the U.S. Health Care System and the Safety Net|
|Resources for Health Care|