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The Affordable Care Act and Medicare in Comparative Context

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  • Date Published: July 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107110557

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  • Burdened with perennially rising costs and responsible for providing health insurance to more than one sixth of all Americans, Medicare in its original form is fiscally and demographically unsustainable. In light of dramatic reforms under the Affordable Care Act, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of Medicare. Eleanor D. Kinney explains how the ACA addresses systemic problems of cost and volume inflation; quality assurance; and fraud. Recognizing the potential for more radical change in the future, Kinney also explores the potential of Medicare to become a single-payer system. Comparisons are made with national health systems in Canada and the United Kingdom, from which the United States can draw valuable lessons. An approachable yet comprehensive account of Medicare and the ACA, this book will be invaluable for health care professionals and informed citizens.

    • Legal and policy analysis with citation to laws, regulations, and guidance documents provides a useful tool for students, lawyers, and policymakers
    • Traces the history of the Medicare program from its inception
    • Functions effectively as a textbook in a health law course on Medicare
    • Compares the enactment and evolution of the Medicare program with comparable health coverage programs in the United Kingdom and Canada
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    • Date Published: July 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107110557
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 74 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Medicare Program:
    2. The Medicare program, 3. The Medicare policy-making process and judicial review
    4. Taming the growth in Medicare expenditures
    5. Improving the quality of health care services
    6. Curbing fraud and abuse in the Medicare program
    Part II. The Affordable Care Act and the Medicare Program:
    7. The Affordable Care Act
    8. Improving the quality and efficiency of health care
    9. Major initiative under Title III: value-based purchasing of health care services
    10. Pilot programs for payment and quality reform under Title III
    11. Title VI: improving transparency and program integrity
    12. Major initiative under Title VI: the patient center research outcomes institute
    Part III. The Future of Medicare in a Global Context: Lessons in Pragmatism:
    13. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare program
    14. The historical foundations for public health coverage in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
    15. The health care systems of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
    16. The United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States compared
    17. Convergence on pragmatic health reform strategies for common problems
    18. Entrepreneurship in health care
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Eleanor D. Kinney, Indiana University
    Eleanor D. Kinney is an Emeritus Professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law and one of the nation's leading experts on health law. She has served as a consultant to numerous health commissions, including President Clinton's Task Force for Health Care Reform. Her most recent book is Protecting American Health Care Consumers (2002).

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