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    DescriptionThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care costs and promises to make the United States more equal, reversing four decades of rising disparities between the very rich and everyone else. Millions of people of modest means will gain new benefits and protections from insurance company abuses - and the tab will be paid by privileged corporations and the very rich. How did such a bold reform effort pass in a polity wracked by partisan divisions and intense lobbying by special interests? What does Affordable Care mean - and what comes next? In Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Theda Skocpol-two of the nation's leading experts on politics and health care policy-provide a concise and accessible overview. They explain the political battles of 2009 and 2010, highlighting White House strategies, the deals Democrats cut with interest groups, and the impact of agitation by Tea Partiers and progressives. Jacobs and Skocpol spell out what the new law can do for everyday Americans, what it will cost, and who will pay. Above all, they explain what comes next, as critical yet often behind-the-scenes battles rage over implementing reform nationally and in the fifty states. Affordable Care might end up being weakened. But, like Social Security and Medicare, it could also gain strength and popularity as the majority of Americans learn what it can do for them.


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    Title
    Health Care Reform and American Politics
    Subtitle
    What Everyone Needs to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lawrence R. Jacobs, By (author) Theda Skocpol
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199769124
    ISBN 10: 0199769125
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: HEA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JKS, MBP, KCP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Libri: I-HL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: POL019000
    BIC subject category V2: JKSB
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED036000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: HEA028000
    DC22: 362.1/0425, 362.10425
    BIC subject category V2: KCQ, KCR
    LC classification: RA395.A3 J327 2010
    BISAC V2.8: POL029000
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    28 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Lawrence R. Jacobs is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute and Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and past president of the American Political Science Association.
    Review quote
    "Health Care Reform and American Politics provides great insight into what really happened on the road to health care reform. If you really want to know how the system works--and how it doesn't--this is the place to start."--Senator Al Franken