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University of California Press
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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 lucid, balanced 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. Ameringer lays out the key events that led up to this regime change; explores its broader social, political, and economic contexts; examines the views of both its proponents and opponents; and considers its current trajectory.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote
  2. pp. 2-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-11
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 1. The Professional Regime
  2. pp. 21-41
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  1. 2. Precursors of Change
  2. pp. 42-58
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  1. 3. The Triumph of Market Theory
  2. pp. 59-77
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  1. 4. The Federal Trade Commission Takes the Lead
  2. pp. 78-99
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  1. 5. The AMA Case
  2. pp. 100-118
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  1. 6. A Question of Jurisdiction
  2. pp. 119-134
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  1. 7. Drawing the Line between Clinical and Business Practices
  2. pp. 135-154
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  1. 8. The Quest for Antitrust Relief
  2. pp. 155-172
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  1. 9. The Demonization of Managed Care
  2. pp. 173-195
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 196-209
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  1. References
  2. pp. 211-229
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-253
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 254-271
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520934689
Related ISBN
9780520254800
MARC Record
OCLC
235325701
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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