The Affordable Care Act and Medicare in Comparative Context (Cambridge Bioethics and Law)

The Affordable Care Act and Medicare in Comparative Context (Cambridge Bioethics and Law)

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Eleanor D. Kinney
Cambridge University Press, 7/30/2015
EAN 9781107110557, ISBN10: 1107110556

Hardcover, 488 pages, 23.5 x 15.8 x 3.1 cm
Language: English

Burdened with perennially rising costs and responsible for providing health insurance to more than one sixth of all Americans, Medicare in its original form is fiscally and demographically unsustainable. In light of dramatic reforms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of Medicare. Eleanor D. Kinney explains how the ACA addresses systemic problems of cost and volume inflation, quality assurance, and fraud. Recognizing the potential for more radical change in the future, Kinney also explores the potential of Medicare to become a single-payer system. Comparisons are made with national health systems in Canada and the United Kingdom, from which the United States can draw valuable lessons. An approachable yet comprehensive account of Medicare and the ACA, this book will be invaluable for health care professionals and informed citizens.

1. Introduction
Part I. The Medicare Program
2. The Medicare program, 3. The Medicare policy-making process and judicial review
4. Taming the growth in Medicare expenditures
5. Improving the quality of health care services
6. Curbing fraud and abuse in the Medicare program
Part II. The Affordable Care Act and the Medicare Program
7. The Affordable Care Act
8. Improving the quality and efficiency of health care
9. Major initiative under Title III
value-based purchasing of health care services
10. Pilot programs for payment and quality reform under Title III
11. Title VI
improving transparency and program integrity
12. Major initiative under Title VI
the patient center research outcomes institute
Part III. The Future of Medicare in a Global Context
Lessons in Pragmatism
13. The impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare program
14. The historical foundations for public health coverage in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
15. The health care systems of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
16. The United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States compared
17. Convergence on pragmatic health reform strategies for common problems
18. Entrepreneurship in health care