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Governing Health, fifth edition

The Politics of Health Policy

In this classic text, William G. Weissert and Carol S. Weissert describe how government and private interests help define health policy. Under the Obama administration, the federal government took a broadened role in setting health policy and insurance regulations. But the succeeding Trump administration and a Republican congress threatened to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its core tenets. Chronicling these recent important changes, Governing Health explores the political science theory behind this and other major shifts in national health policy.

In this thoroughly updated edition, the authors describe how party polarization, a virulent anti-government movement, populist presidential politics, and the demise of "regular order" in Congress shape and define a new approach to health policy. This revised edition also

•offers a comprehensive synthesis of Obamacare, touching on everything from Accountable Care and Pay for Performance to insurance industry reforms
•highlights the important role of social media in building opposition to universal coverage
•tracks passage of the new Medicare physician payment reform, MACRA
•analyzes presidential executive orders and administrative rulemaking in dismantling the Affordable Care Act
•examines the implications of Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid expansion and state health policy
•updates all statistics, charts, and tables

This new edition of a highly respected book guides readers toward a deep understanding of modern health policy's complexities. Drawing on compelling current examples, Governing Health is a timely and essential book.

About the Authors

William G. Weissert is a professor of political science at Florida State University and a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Carol S. Weissert is the LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and a professor of political science at Florida State University.

Reviews

"One of the most important books in health care policy to have been written in years. It demonstrates that institutions and politics do matter. Governing Health is stimulating, thoughtful, and well written. It is highly recommended for all those who teach and study health care policy."—Perspectives on Political Science, reviewing a previous edition

"For those unacquainted with the health policy process, this book is valuable for its comprehensive view of the policy process and its up-to-date information about the major institutions and policy actors . . . This book probably will be most useful to the health professional seeking to learn more, both generally and in particular, about the politics of health policy. Governing Health also brings together and systematically organizes many of the political scientists' most relevant concepts, typologies, and maxims—which add perspective and are useful for their interpretive power."—Inquiry, reviewing a previous edition

"A useful textbook for those in medical care with only a passing knowledge of the patterns of federal policy making in the postwar period."—New England Journal of Medicine, reviewing a previous edition

"No other book offers a better overview of what every health professional or anyone who is intensely interested in health affairs should know about policymaking."—Journal of the American Medical Association, reviewing a previous edition

"Even for those who have studied health policy extensively, the Weisserts' book is so thorough (and absorbing) that one can expect to encounter new information, research findings, and insights."—Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, reviewing a previous edition

"Weissert and Weissert have written one of the most comprehensive treatments of health care policy in the US . . . This case study is a must read due to its focus on strategies used by actors."—Choice, reviewing a previous edition

"This book could prove useful for those interested in the process and contributing factors of health policy formation such as scholars and professionals in the fields of governance, medicine, and public health."—Communication Booknotes Quarterly

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