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Healthcare reform in the USA, 2010: the rocky road ahead?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20806524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Historic legislation for healthcare reform in the United States was enacted in March 2010. Reforms in medical practice, payment for services, and access to care and insurance will be introduced by complex processes over time through 2019. The overriding goals of healthcare reform are cost containment and guaranteeing access to all Americans. The contentious political struggle that preceded the legislation is emblematic of the continuous struggle in American society to define who is worthy of services. Understanding the value framework for social and welfare provisions in American society is crucial to making sense of the piecemeal policy making characteristic of the development of healthcare over the past 50 years. Here some highlights of the reform and the complex organisation of American healthcare are discussed.
Helen E Sheehan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical ethics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0974-8466     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Ethics     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-01     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101214913     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Ethics     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Care Reform / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States
Universal Coverage / legislation & jurisprudence,  organization & administration*

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