Conclusion and Future Direction of Health Politics and Policies

  • Sunday E. Ubokudom
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Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Abstract

This final chapter of the book is devoted to summarizing the issues and perspectives we have examined in the last nine chapters. Following the summary, we utilize our understanding of the environment of health care policy-making in the country, our perception of the attitudes and beliefs of the people, at least at the moment, our educated opinions of the decision alternatives before the Supreme Court regarding the legal challenges to the health care reform law and our analysis of the problems the PPACA did not fully address, to speculate as to the likely future direction of the nation’s health policy. We begin by attempting to summarize the important arguments we have made in the previous chapters of the book.

Keywords

Obesity Insurance Coverage Income Expense 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunday E. Ubokudom
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  1. 1.Political Science and Public AdministrationUniversity of ToledoToledoUSA

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