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J Health Polit Policy Law (2014) 39 (2): 441-465.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Nicholas Bagley; Helen Levy Abstract Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require private insurance plans sold in the individual and small-group markets to cover a roster of “essential health benefits.” Precisely which benefits should count as essential, however, was left to the...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2001) 26 (6): 1403-1406.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Dorothy P. Rice Robert M. Ball. Insuring the Essentials: Bob Ball on Social Security. New York: Century Foundation Press, 2000. 324 pp. $14.95 paper. 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 JHPPL 26.6 09 Books 12/18/01 2:34 PM Page 1403...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (4): 587-609.
Published: 01 August 2012
... enshrine consumer responsibility, changes in payment systems, reorganization, and other strategies — or some encompassing combination of all of the above — as the essential ingredient(s). This debate, increasingly informed by the agendas of health services researchers and health policy analysts, arguably...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (2): 345-371.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Miranda R. Waggoner Since the 1980s, maternal and child health experts have sought to redefine maternity care to include the period prior to pregnancy, essentially by expanding the concept of prenatal care to encompass the time before conception. In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (2): 373-391.
Published: 01 April 2013
... services and information more generally. Several PPACA provisions stand out as having particular importance for reproductive health, including Medicaid family planning expansions, standards for an essential health benefits package, expanded coverage for contraception and other clinical preventive services...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (6): 1031-1048.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Wyn Grant Food and agricultural policy is an essential element of a communicable disease policy. The European Union has developed a more systematic and broadly based interest in questions of food safety and animal health and welfare linked to modernization of the Common Agricultural Policy...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (6): 1049-1055.
Published: 01 December 2012
... system's capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. In view of the scarce resources society is willing to expend for public health, it is essential to have a structure in place that most appropriately and efficiently allocates those resources. The articles in this issue offer considerable insight from a...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2012) 37 (6): 1091-1110.
Published: 01 December 2012
... pandemic disease policy. Short case studies epitomize important concerns around harmonization in Europe. The article considers opportunities and impediments to further harmonization. Particular attention is paid to the essential role of law as a tool to underpin and implement preparedness policies and to...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (2): 457-465.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Rachel Grob This article examines the multiple aspirations and practices subsumed under the rubric “patient-centered care.” Clarifying the term's meaning is essential to understanding its impact on policy discourse and health care. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Balint...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (4): 849-869.
Published: 01 August 2013
... legislation work out in practice: what are the risks and uncertainties? What will be the program's impact: will it, like previous waves of change, disappoint both the prophets of doom and the visionaries of transformation? The conclusion drawn is that the essential, defining characteristics of the NHS are not...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (4): 871-877.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., and the legislation that passed onto the statute book in March 2012 remained essentially unchanged. Notwithstanding the lack of convincing evidence, the government is wedded to encouraging greater competition and choice. Thosewho believe the changes will amount to far less than its architects hope for...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (4): 455-486.
Published: 01 August 2010
... argue that the specific health care system type is an essential contributor to these changes. We highlight that health care systems tend to feature specific, type-related deficiencies, which cannot be solved by routine mechanisms. As a consequence, non-system-specific elements and innovative policies...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1998) 23 (5): 833-859.
Published: 01 October 1998
... maternity care issues to the policy agenda; and politically skilled consumer groups (which in the case of maternity care essentially do not exist in the United States) can influence the process. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 References Allsop , J. 1995 . Health Policy and...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2010) 35 (1): 127-133.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Mike Koetting Two recent books about how hospitals are organized illustrate the essential tension over a fundamental dynamic of society. Safety in Numbers argues that an indispensible element of hospital patient safety is mandated nurse-to-patient ratios and that those will be achieved only when...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1995) 20 (2): 275-302.
Published: 01 April 1995
... organization of public health would be subject to popular control, essentially through political parties. However, the severe problems encountered in implementing the reform design and rapidly increasing health expenditures soon eroded any consensus on this principle. Thus the 1980s and early 1990s witnessed a...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1999) 24 (1): 115-144.
Published: 01 February 1999
... rapid transition to a genuine federal health system with well-articulated roles for different levels of government, in tandem with implementation of the 1993 Compulsory Health Insurance System, is essential for the stabilization and reform of the Russian health care system. Copyright © 1999 by Duke...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (6): 1103-1127.
Published: 01 December 2013
... benefit. Reducing inefficiency is essential but difficult. The universal challenge is to decide who shall live when all will die in a world of scarce resources. Copyright © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Who will live when all must die? Benjamin Franklin argued that there are two certainties...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2014) 39 (5): 989-1012.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Scott L. Greer; Robert D. Fannion Abstract It has become increasingly common to hear a business case for wellness that emphasizes the benefits of having a healthy workforce. This is essentially the same as the case for employers to train their workers; training a worker and investing in the health...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (6): 1213-1224.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Daniel Skinner Abstract When, in 2012, the US Supreme Court held that Medicaid expansion sanctioned by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was essentially optional for states, it ushered in a newly contentious state politics. States led by Republican governors and legislatures opposed to the ACA had to...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (3): 589-597.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Nicholas Bagley Abstract As an essential part of its effort to achieve near universal coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extends sizable tax credits to most people who buy insurance on the newly established health care exchanges. Yet several lawsuits have been filed challenging the...