Federalism and Health Policy

Source: Special Issue Editor: Saundra Schneider, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Vol. 39 no. 1, Winter 2009
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Health policy is one of the most intergovernmental of all public policies–in the United States and the world. This volume contains articles that examine a wide variety of health issues and politics–from the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in the United States to health care cost containment in three European countries; from analyzing interest group politics to Canadian efforts at privatization. The scope of this issue is ambitious and it delivers. This would serve as an excellent supplemental text for a graduate health policy or federalism/intergovernmental relations class.

Articles include:
– “Does the Federal Government Learn from the States? Medicaid and the Limits of Expertise in the Intergovernmental Lobby ” Kevin M. Esterling
– “Federalism by Waiver: MEDICAID and the Transformation of Long-term Care” Frank J. Thompson and Courtney Burke
– “Federalism, Partisan Politics, and Shifting Support for State Flexibility: The Case of the U.S. State Children’s Health Insurance Program” Colleen M. Grogan and Elizabeth Rigby
– “Understanding the Relationship between Health PACs and Health Lobbying in the American States” David Lowery, Virginia Gray, Jennifer Benz, Mary Deason, Justin Kirkland, and Jennifer Sykes
– “You Get What You Pay For: Environmental Policy and Public Health” Neal D. Woods, David M. Konisky, and Ann O’M. Bowman
– “Federalism and Safety on America’s Highways” Lilliard E. Richardson, Jr. and David J. Houston
– “Poorhouse to Warehouse: Institutional Long-Term Care in the United States” Lydia L. Ogden and Kathleen Adams
– “Federalism and Health Care Cost Containment in Comparative Perspective” Jason Jordan
– “The Gradual Defederalization of Canadian Health Policy” Peter Graefe and Andrew Bourns

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