Health Care in Oklahoma: Prescription For Reform

Health Care in Oklahoma: Prescription For Reform

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Full Title: Health Care in Oklahoma: Prescription For Reform: A Common Sense Alternative to National Health Insurance
Authors: Edited by David Dunn & Terry Allen
Description: "This is an articulate plan that will preserve what is great about our health care system, while making that care available to everyone. What works in Oklahoma will work all over America." -Fred Barnes, Senior Editor New Republic
Contents:
Introduction

Chapter

  1. The Health Care Problem
    by David Dunn
    • The Uninsured
    • Rising Costs
    • Pressure for Reform
  2. Health Care Costs: Who's to Blame
    • Lack of Patient Power
      by John C. Goodman and Gerald L. Musgrave
    • The Cost-Plus System of Health Care Finance
      by John C. Goodman and Gerald L. Musgrave
    • Cost-Shifting
      by David Dunn
    • Mandated Benefits
      by David Dunn
    • Medically Related Tort Litigation and Its Effects
      by David Dunn
  3. How Not to Fix the Health Care System
    • "The Canadian Method" aka National Health Care
      by Michael D. Tanner and David Dunn
    • Mandatory Employer-Provided
      by Joseph L. Bast
    • Managed Competition
      by David Dunn
  4. The Oklahoma Family Choice Health Plan
    by David Dunn
    • What to Expect
    • The Effects of Reform
  5. Prescription for Reform: Tax Policy
    • Tax Incentives
      by Michael D. Tanner, John C. Goodman, and Gerald L. Musgrave
    • Encouraging Private Savings for Medical Needs
      by Mary Fallin
  6. Prescription for Reform: Deregulation and Tort Reform
    • Mandated Benefits
      by Michael D. Tanner and David Dunn
    • Certificate of Need
      by Michael D. Tanner and David Dunn
    • Regulation of Access to Prescription Drugs
      by David Dunn
    • Tort Reform and Defensive Medicine
      by David Dunn
  7. Prescription for Reform: Medicaid
    by David Dunn
    • Overview of the Medicaid Program
    • Medicaid Benefits
    • Medicaid Administration and Funding
    • Exploding Costs
    • Sources of Spending Growth
    • Medicaid's Quality of Care for the Poor
    • Factors Which Increase Medicaid Costs and Decrease Access
    • Recommendations of a State Task Force on Medicaid Reform
    • Steps Toward Market-Based Medicaid Reform
    • Advantages of a Medicaid Voucher Program
  8. Prescription for Reform: Encouraging Rural Health Care
    by David Dunn
    • Oklahoma's Physician Shortage
    • Lack of Medical High Technology in Rural Oklahoma
    • Hospital Closures
    • Do Health Care Delivery Problems Really Exist in Rural Oklahoma
  9. Prescription for Reform: Risk Pools for the Uninsurable
    by Howard H. Hendrick
    • Guaranteed Issue
    • Community Rating
    • Who Pays?
    • Risk Pools: How They Work
    • Funding Methods
    • Risk Pools: The Results
    • A Risk Pool for Oklahoma?
  10. Questions & Answers
Conclusion
Contributors
Notes
 
Details: 1993, ISBN: 0-913507-47-4 (164 pages soft cover, 6 x 9 inches)