Multcolib Research Picks: Health Care in the U.S., Past and Present
Annotation:The author of this book gives a "plain-English” explanation of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect patients and consumers, and offers a conservative critique of the legislation.
Annotation:This book gives a critical look at the history and causes of unequal access to healthcare in the U.S., and puts a human face on the people who have been affected by access (or lack of it) over the years.
Annotation:This book by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author looks at the long struggle in the U.S. toward universal health care, and how partisanship and politics have long been an obstacle to change.
Annotation:Altman provides an account of the historical fight for universal health care, from Franklin Roosevelt to Obama.
Annotation:Senator Tom Daschle provides an account of the legislative wrangling that led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, written by someone who was there.
Annotation:This book by the staff of the Washington Post is a guide to the Affordable Care Act that covers how the law was passed, what it means for consumers, and a summary of the law itself.
Annotation:If you want a thorough, academic overview of health care in the U.S., this textbook presents a “concise and balanced introduction” to it and is often used to introduce the subject at colleges or to medical students.
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These books present various overviews and arguments about the struggle over health care in the United States, up to and including the 2010 Affordable Care Act.