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The health care revolution : from medical monopoly to market competition / Carl F. Ameringer.

Ameringer, Carl F. [Browse]
Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Milbank Memorial Fund, c2008.
xv, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 19. [More in this series]
  • California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 19
Summary note:
"America's market-based health care system, unique among the nations of the world, is in large part the product of an obscure yet profound revolution that overthrew the medical monopoly in the late 1970s. In this account, Carl F. Ameringer tells how this revolution came into being when the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress prompted the antitrust agencies of the federal government - the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department - to change the rules of the health care system. No longer able to restrict competition, once-powerful medical societies soon gave way to HMOs and other corporate arrangements. Ameringer lays out the key events that led up to this regime change; discusses its broader social, political, and economic contexts; examines the views of both its proponents and opponents; and considers its current trajectory. Along the way, he explores questions about the acquisition, control, and loss of political and economic power in a book that provides an essential perspective on the politics and law behind health policy in the United States."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-229) and index.
Foreword / Carmen Hooker Odom, Daniel M. Fox and Samuel L. Milbank -- 1. The Professional Regime -- 2. Precursors of Change -- 3. The Triumph of Market Theory -- 4. The Federal Trade Commission Takes the Lead -- 5. The AMA Case -- 6. A Question of Jurisdiction -- 7. Drawing the Line between Clinical and Business Practices -- 8. The Quest for Antitrust Relief -- 9. The Demonization of Managed Care.
  • 9780520254800 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0520254805 (cloth : alk. paper)
Other standard number:
  • 40015308915
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