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Affordable Care Act

Stephen H. Gorin, Julie S. Darnell and Heidi L. Allen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 7707 words.

This entry describes the development and key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which instituted a major overhaul of the U.S. health system, much of which...

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Health Care Financing

Candyce S. Berger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Public and Nonprofit Management; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice. 5240 words.

The U.S. health care system is a pluralistic, market-based approach that incorporates various public and private payers and providers. Passage of Medicare and Medicaid, combined with rapid...

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Health Care Reform

Stephen H. Gorin and Terry Mizrahi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 6543 words.

This entry presents an overview of national health-care reform in the United States, from its introduction into the public policy agenda at the turn of the 20th century through policy...

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Social Capital

Silvia Domínguez.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy. 2779 words.

In social work, social capital is linked to both the prevention and treatment of mental and physical health. This concept has also been incorporated in the development of empowering...

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