Cost Containment versus National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195160390
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944026 | DOI:
Cost Containment versus National Health Insurance

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This chapter examines the 10-year struggle of federal officials to introduce the measures of cost containment, discussing the effect this struggle had on the hope of national health insurance and looking at the revival of national health insurance, which began in 1968. Next, it looks at Jimmy Carter's role in the hospital industry, noting that Carter initially ignored health care during the first months of his presidential campaign, and then studies the “staging” of universal coverage and introduces the prospective payment system.

Keywords: cost containment; national health insurance; Jimmy Carter; hospital industry; universal coverage; prospective payment system

Chapter.  11372 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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