The health care reform debate in the United States raises many complex issues including those of coverage, accessibility, cost, accountability, and quality of health care. Underlying these policy considerations are issues regarding the status of health care as a constitutional or legal right. This book series analyzes the constitutional and legal issues pertaining to the right of health care and the power of Congress to enact and fund health care programs.
Other topics discussed in this volume include the U.S. mental health delivery system infrastructure; a review of fluoridation and regulation issues in drinking water; the number, role, and ownership of pharmacy services administrative organizations; strategies used by adults to reduce their prescription drug costs; supply and access to generalist and specialty physicians; trends in potentially preventable hospital admissions among adults and children; medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments; and medicare, medicaid and other health provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. (Imprint: Nova)