The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act marked a watershed in U.S. health policy, but controversy over its passage rages on, and much uncertainty surrounds the law's transformation from blueprint into operational program. How can the experience of other nations help us to reconcile the competing goals of universal coverage, cost control, and high quality care? Following an analysis of the 2010 statute, this book surveys developments in different parts of the globe to identify important lessons in health politics, policy design, and program implementation. A concluding chapter examines the issue of resistance to foreign remedies within the process of U.S. health reform.
1. From National to Global Awareness in the Healthy Policy Analysis 2. U.S. Health Care in Comparative Perspective 3. Health and Society 4. The Politics of Health Reform 5. Health Policy Design 6. Making a Reformed System Work 7. From Awareness to Utilization in Health Policy Learning