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Healthcare for Us All

Healthcare for Us All

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HEALTHCAREFORUSALL:GETTINGMOREFOROURINVESTMENT
Health Care for Us All 
challenges the common belief that health care problems in theUnited States are difficult and possibly insoluble. Americans want to get more fortheir health care spending, including insurance coverage for everyone that is patient-centered, portable, and permanent. In addition to these two goals, they want a sys-tem that respects incentives for high-quality care, exhibits a responsible approach tothe budget, and is sustainable.
Health Care for Us All 
adopts these five objectives andapplies an efficiency filter to identify the virtually unique framework that meets allobjectives. Impediments to achieving Americans’ goals can be summarized under therubrics of too little insurance, too little income, and too little properly functioningmarket. The efficient remedy for each is the subject of the book. Related philosophi-cal as well as economic issues, such as why there should be government involvementin health care, are analyzed.EarlL.GrinolshasbeenDistinguishedProfessorofEconomicsattheHankamerSchoolof Business, Baylor University, since 2004. He has previously taught at MIT, CornellUniversity,theUniversityofChicago,andtheUniversityofIllinois.ProfessorGrinolsworked as a research economist for the Department of the Treasury and as SeniorEconomist for the Council of Economic Advisers. He has extensively published inthe fields of finance, public finance, international economics, and macroeconomics.He is the author of three previous books, including
Gambling in America: Costs andBenefits
(2004), also published by Cambridge University Press. He has testified beforeCongress and numerous statehouses, and his work has been cited by leading newspa-persandnewsoutletsincluding
TheEconomist,WallStreetJournal,LosAngelesTimes,BostonGlobe,FinancialTimes,ChicagoTribune,PhiladelphiaInquirer,Time,U.S.Newsand World Report, Washington Post,
and
New York Times.
James W. Henderson, Ben H. Williams Professor in Economics at Baylor University,received his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University. He has taught at Baylor inWaco,Texas,since1981.ProfessorHenderson’shealthcareresearchondiverseissuessuch as alternatives to pharmaceutical patents, cost-effectiveness of cancer screen-ing, availability of hospital services in rural areas, hospital location decisions, andthe cost-effectiveness of prenatal care appears in various places, including
Pharmaco-economics, Health Care Financing Review, Journal of Rural Studies, Expert Review of PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research,
and the
Journal of Regional Science.
Hiscurrentresearchincludesexaminingthecostofstate-levelhealthinsurancemandates.His book
Health Economics and Policy (South-Western)
is now in its fourth edition.

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