1.Systemic Problems, Definitional and Ideological Issues.-2.The Evolution of the U.S. Health Care System.-3.Constitutional, Political and Legal Influences.-4.Economic and Provider Influences.-5.Technological Influences.-6.Physical, Social and Cultural, and Global Influences.-7.Demographic Influences.-8.Safety Net Programs - Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP (CHIP).-9.Health Care Reform in the United States.-10.Conclusion .
From the reviews: "This book is unique in the way it presents health policy in the context of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). ... The intended audience is healthcare professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, policy students, and others interested in health policy. ... There are many health policy books on the market. This one is unique because it is easy to read and understand and it addresses the controversies that are setting the stage for the next round of healthcare policy debates." (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody's Review Service, June, 2012)