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Affordable Care Act  

Stephen H. Gorin, Julie S. Darnell, and Heidi L. Allen

Online publication date:
Dec 2014
This entry describes the development and key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which instituted a major overhaul of the U.S. health system, much of which ... More

Health Care Financing  

Candyce S. Berger

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The U.S. health care system is a pluralistic, market-based approach that incorporates various public and private payers and providers. Passage of Medicare and Medicaid, combined with rapid ... More

Health Care Reform  

Stephen H. Gorin and Terry Mizrahi

Online publication date:
Jun 2013
This entry presents an overview of national health-care reform in the United States, from its introduction into the public policy agenda at the turn of the 20th century through policy ... More

Social Capital  

Silvia Domínguez

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Apr 2008
Online publication date:
Jun 2013
In social work, social capital is linked to both the prevention and treatment of mental and physical health. This concept has also been incorporated in the development of empowering ... More

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