Politics, Power & Policy Making: The Case of Health Care Reform in the 1990s

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INDEX
A
ABC News/Washington Post poll, 225
Abortion, 103-104
Abortion rights groups, 164
Access to health care, 28-29, 36, 250
Accompaniment (agenda setting), 20, 244
Advertising, 183-184
accuracy checks of, 200-201
advocacy ads, 183-184, 198, 248
goodwill ads, 183
impact on perception and beliefs, 184
infomercials, 184
political ads, 184
and health care reform, 197-201, 208-209
service ads, 183
Aetna, 155-156. See also Alliance for Managed Competition
Affordable Health Care Now Act, 100
African-Americans, 179-180
AIDS, 128, 167, 184
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). See welfare reform
Agenda setting, 16-50, 243-244
media, 177-180, 209
participants in, 20
policy, 18-22
policy communities, 20-21
policy stream, 20-21, 244
policy window, 21-22
political stream, 21, 35-37, 244
problems stream, 20, 23-32, 38-45, 244
public, 177, 181-183, 210
Agenda setting (continued)
symbols, 19
types of, 17
windows of opportunity, 22, 37-38, 244. See also Cobb, Kingdon
Alliance for Managed Competition, 156, 158
American Academy of Pediatrics, 167
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 152, 153, 154, 159, 162, 165-166, 171, 248
American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 173
American College of Physicians, 167
American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 11, 136, 152, 159, 164, 167, 170, 200, 238, 248. See also Unions
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, (AFSCME), 152, 167. See also Unions
American Hospital Association (AHA), 158, 165, 171
American Health Security Act, 99
American Medical Association (AMA), 5, 6, 7, 11, 34, 37, 155, 158, 159, 160
eases opposition to group practices, 34
Health Security Act, 155
Medicare, 167, 168, 171
opposition to national health insurance, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 158, 216
American National Election Study, 220
American Nurses Association, 60, 167
Americans with Disabilities Act ( 1990), 96

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • 1 - Setting the Stage 3
  • 2 - Health Care Reform Returns to the National Agenda: The Winds of Change 16
  • Conclusion 49
  • 3 - Presidential Leadership and Policy Making 51
  • Conclusion 86
  • 4 - Congress and Health Care 89
  • Conclusion 137
  • 5 - Interest Groups 140
  • Conclusion 169
  • 6 - The Role of the Mass Media in the Policy Process 173
  • Conclusion 209
  • 7 - Public Opinion and Health Care Policy 211
  • 8 - Politics, Power, and Policy Making 243
  • Chronology 255
  • References 273
  • Index 297
  • About the Authors 313
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