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Toward a transformation of health and aging policy

International Journal of Health Services

Author: Estes, C. L., Binney, E. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988

Abstract:

Millions of Americans are plagued by serious problems of inadequate health care benefits, limiting their access to services & creating hardship. For those under age 65, the problem is a lack of insurance, while for those 65+, the problem is one of underinsurance in terms of both cost & coverage, particularly for long-term care. Policies of cost containment & shifting costs to consumers have exacerbated these problems, & current health policy proposals offer little respite. Arguments are made for a public national health care program, & policy interventions are considered at four levels: incrementalism, modification, alteration, & transformation. A proposal is presented for universal health benefits that are organized & operated to eliminate for-profit medical care & to promote social & preventive care.

Further Details

Pages: 69-82
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 1.4.03
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement, policy compliance
Reads: 190
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