The Guide To Healthcare Reform: Readings and Commentary

1st Edition

Daniel B. McLaughlin
eISBN-13: 9781567936957

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"The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most comprehensive attempt to improve the American healthcare system in the past 50 years. This one-of-a-kind book walks through the evolution of the ACA and helps readers better understand its history, fundamental aspects, and implementation to date.

For this book, the author has assembled the most relevant readings from a wide variety of books, journals, and magazines. Tapping into his experience as a former healthcare executive, policy analyst, and lobbyist, McLaughlin shares his professional insight on the ACA through an analysis of the key theories that underlie the law, discussion of the significant impact of the new policies, and commentary on the readings.

Together, the readings and commentary allow readers to understand:

The principles that were used to create the ACA
Major elements of the ACA that support:
Population health and wellness
Chronic disease management
Improved quality and productivity
A sustainable safety net
Health insurance expansion and improvement
Payment policies to achieve these goals
The ACA as a part of the health policy development and advocacy process
Current examples of the implementation of ACA policies in healthcare delivery
Future possibilities
This book is suitable for courses on the US healthcare system, health policy, health economics, and strategy. It is also valuable for healthcare professionals who seek to expand their understanding of the healthcare system, especially in light of the changes brought by the ACA. Practical strategy implementations based on many of the policies contained in the ACA will appeal to both students and professionals."

Sold By Health Admin Press
ISBNs 1567936954, 9781567936957, 1567936940, 9781567936940
Publish Year 2014
Language English
Number of Pages 464
Edition 1st