Medicaid Reform and the American States

Medicaid Reform and the American States : Case Studies on the Politics of Managed Care

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Medicaid is the primary means for providing medical care to the nation's indigent and disabled populations. Almost 13 percent of all Americans received some form of medical coverage, such as physician services or long-term care, through Medicaid in the early 1990s. The costs continue to rise dramatically, and state governments have become alarmed by the growing share of their budgets that Medicaid consumes. Daniels and his contributors present the efforts of 16 states to reform their Medicaid programs through a system of managed care-programs that seek to control or manage the use by patients of physicians and other heath care services. They present an overview of the inconsistency and paradox of American health care, pointing to the ways each state's unique political and economic variables give rise to individually stylized approaches to the delivery of Medicaid services. The most comprehensive look at state efforts in Medicaid reform, the book will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers in the fields of public and health administration, for practitioners, and for policymakers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 165.35 x 241.81 x 30.73mm | 675.85g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0865692637
  • 9780865692633

Table of contents

Preface Introduction by Mark R. Daniels The Alabama Medicaid Reform Plan by Rene P. McEldowney Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System by Michelle A. Saint-Germain Managed Health Care in California: The Economic and Political Issues and the Strategic Plan by Patricia H. Wilson The Diamond State Health Plan: Delaware's Experience with Medicaid Managed Care by Eric D. Jacobson and Amy B. Droskoski Medicaid in a Managed Care Environment: The Florida Experience by Khi V. Thai Medicaid Reform in Kansas: A Cautious Approach by Jocelyn M. Johnston, Raymond G. Davis, and Michael H. Fox Managed Care or Managed Politics? Medicaid Reforms in Maryland by Thomas R. Oliver and Karen Anderson Oliver Economic Constraints and Political Entrepreneurship: Medicaid and Managed Care in Michigan by Michael Harris and Rhonda S. Kinney Medicaid Managed Care in the Empire State by Kent Gardner and David Bond Ohiocare: The Waiver That Wasn't by James Boex, Laura C. Yancer, and Terry F. Buss Soonercare: Reforming Medicaid with Managed Care Oklahoma Style by William Parle and Ron Woosley Medicaid Reform in Oregon by Leonard H. Friedman and Brenda Goldstein Medicaid Reform in South Dakota by David L. Aronson Medicaid Reform in Tennessee by Mark R. Daniels Medicaid Reform in the Lone Star State: State of Texas Access Reform *Star* by Aaron Knight and Carol Waters Uncertain Prospects: West Virginia and Medicaid Reform by L. Christopher Plein Selected Bibliography Index
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About Mark R. Daniels

MARK R. DANIELS is Associate Professor of Government and Public Affairs at Slippery Rock University at Pennsylvania and Coordinator of the Master of Public Administration degree program. He has published articles on Medicaid reform and is the author of Terminating Public Programs, Policies and Organization: An American Political Paradox.
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