Health Care in the United States: Developments and Considerations. Volume 5

Leone Giangiulio (Editor)

Series: Health Care in the United States: Developments and Considerations
BISAC: MED036000

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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 drug pricing; use of medication prescribed for emotional or behavioral difficulties among children aged 6–17 years in the united states, 2011–2012; marijuana admissions to substance abuse treatment aged 18 to 30; tobacco cessation services; continuous insurance before enrollment associated with better health and lower program spending with Medicaid; financial burden of medical care; individual mandate under ACA; regulation of clinical tests; and contractors and healthcare.gov.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Drug Pricing: Research on Savings from Generic Drug Use (pp. 1-24)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Among Children Aged 6–17 Years in the United States, 2011–2012 (pp. 25-36)
LaJeana D. Howie, Patricia N. Pastor and Susan L. Lukacs

Chapter 3 - Marijuana Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Aged 18 to 30: Early vs. Adult Initiation (pp. 37-48)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Chapter 4 - Tobacco Cessation Services (pp. 49-60)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Chapter 5 - Medicare: Continuous Insurance before Enrollment Associated with Better Health and Lower Program Spending (pp. 60-90)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 6 - Financial Burden of Medical Care: A Family Perspective (pp. 91-102)
Robin A. Cohen and Whitney K. Kirzinger

Chapter 7 - Individual Mandate Under ACA (pp. 103-122)
Annie L. Mach

Chapter 8 - Regulation of Clinical Tests: In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Devices, Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs), and Genetic Tests (pp. 123-150)
Amanda K. Sarata

Chapter 9 - Contractors and HealthCare.gov: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (pp. 151-180)
Kate M. Manuel, Brandon J. Murrill and Rodney M. Perry

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