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Can We Say No? The Challenge of Rationing Health Care

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ISBN-10: 0815701217

ISBN-13: 9780815701217

Edition: 2005

Authors: Henry Aaron, William B. Schwartz, Melissa Cox, Candice J. Nelson

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Over the past four decades, the share of income devoted to health care nearly tripled. If policy is unchanged, this trend is likely to continue. Should Americans decide to rein in the growth of health care spending, they will be forced to consider whether to ration care for the well-insured, a prospect that is odious and unthinkable to many. This book argues that sensible health care rationing can not only save money but improve general welfare and public health. It reviews the experience with health care rationing in Great Britain. The choices the British have made point up the nature of the options Americans will face if they wish to keep public health care budgets from driving taxes ever…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 11/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 199
Size: 5.95" wide x 8.97" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Melissa Cox is a mother of three children, Karley, Robby and Nicholas. She lives in the Tampa Bay Area where she grew up with her fiance and son Nicholas. Melissa is a former Sunday School teacher, youth group leader and Director of Christian Education at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin, Florida. She now attends The Crossing Church in Brandon. Melissa is also a songwriter and is now writing full time. She is working on setting up a charitable organization to establish more homeless shelters in the Tampa Bay area because she has tremendous compassion for the homeless. Both Melissa and Alan have been called to ministry and have a passion for the lost, addicted and abused.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Promise and the Problem
The British System
Matters of Life and Death
Quality of Life
Diagnoses
Rationing and Efficiency
Efficiency and Inefficiency in British Health Care
Rationing Health Care in the United States
Appendix
Notes
Index