Political Aspects of Health Care

Navigating the Waters of Conflicting Policy

Authors: Lavanty, Donald

  • Written by both a professor of policy and healthcare consultant 
  • Makes the connection between national political philosophies and the electorate, and how it translates into policy
  • Explores the intricacies of a fractured political system to explain the difficulty of objective, long-lasting solutions
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About this book

As a consultant for healthcare associations working on all the healthcare laws from Medicare, the Health Manpower Act, Budget Reconciliation, Clinton healthcare efforts and the Affordable Healthcare Act, Donald Lavanty had a front-row seat from which to witness the politics and policies motivating each action. This volume was written from that experience, which was first documented in the course on the Political Aspects of Healthcare, employing the analogy that these various legislative actions to connect the system are like attempting to build a canal connecting the Amazon and Nile rivers: a long and difficult process. The title examines ongoing efforts to create and maintain a workable solution to the conflicts inherent in the US healthcare system from all angles, conflicts that arise due to the nature of our democratic government in which healthcare policies change based on the position of the voting majority in Congress at the time any action is taken.

About the authors

Donald F. Lavanty is Professor of Health Care Management and Legal Administration at the School of Business Administration at Marymount University, USA.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Pre-Medicare

    Lavanty, Donald F.

    Pages 1-12

  • The Federal Government Enters the Healthcare Field

    Lavanty, Donald F.

    Pages 13-22

  • The Action Period of Healthcare Legislation

    Lavanty, Donald F.

    Pages 23-32

  • The Cost Realities and Political Events’ Impact on National Healthcare Action

    Lavanty, Donald F.

    Pages 33-43

  • The Era of Budget Politics

    Lavanty, Donald F.

    Pages 45-51

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40283-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40620-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Aspects of Health Care
Book Subtitle
Navigating the Waters of Conflicting Policy
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature America, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40283-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-40283-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40620-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 105
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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