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    DescriptionPoor People's Medicine is a detailed history of the development and implementation of Medicaid since its beginning in 1965. Federally-aided and state-operated, Medicaid provides medical care to the poorest citizens of the United States. From acute hospitalization to long-term nursing home care, the nation's Medicaid programs pay virtually the entire cost of physician treatment, hospital stays, medical equipment, and prescription pharmaceuticals for the millions of Americans who fall within government-mandated eligibility guidelines. The product of four decades of contention over the role of government in the provision of health care, some of today's Medicaid programs are equal to private health plans in providing coordinated, high-quality medical care, while others continue to provide little more than bare-bones coverage to their impoverished beneficiaries. Starting with a brief overview of the history of charity medical care, Jonathan Engel presents the debates surrounding Medicaid's creation in 1965 and the compromises struck to allow federal funding of the nascent programs. He traces the development of Medicaid through the decades, as various states attempted to both enlarge the programs and more finely tailor them to their intended targets. At the same time, he describes how these new programs affected existing institutions and initiatives such as public hospitals, community clinics, and private pro bono clinical efforts. Along the way, Engel recounts the many political battles waged over Medicaid, particularly in relation to larger discussions about comprehensive health care and social welfare reform. Poor People's Medicine is an invaluable resource for understanding the evolution and present state of programs to deliver health care to America's poor.


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    Title
    Poor People's Medicine
    Subtitle
    Medicaid and American Charity Care Since 1965
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Engel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780822336952
    ISBN 10: 0822336952
    Classifications

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    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JKSN1, JFFH
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: SOC033000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    BISAC V2.8: MED036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    LC classification: RA412.4 .E54 2006
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    Publisher
    Duke University Press
    Imprint name
    Duke University Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    North Carolina
    Author Information
    Jonathan Engel is Associate Professor and Chair of Public and Healthcare Administration at Seton Hall University.
    Review quote
    "Medicaid is a vital program, and providing medical care to the poor is a critical issue in contemporary health policy, but there long has been a gap between Medicaid's significance and academic attention to its historical evolution. There has not been nearly enough scholarship of the sort represented in "Poor People's Medicine", scholarship that sketches out the history of Medicaid, key changes in the program, and, crucially, the development of other medical care programs for the poor."--Jonathan Oberlander, coeditor of "The Social Medicine Reader", second edition
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    "Medicaid is a vital program, and providing medical care to the poor is a critical issue in contemporary health policy, but there long has been a gap between Medicaid's significance and academic attention to its historical evolution. There has not been nearly enough scholarship of the sort represented in "Poor People's Medicine," scholarship that sketches out the history of Medicaid, key changes in the program, and, crucially, the development of other medical care programs for the poor."--Jonathan Oberlander, coeditor of "The Social Medicine Reader," second edition