The Affordable Care Act Examining The Facts

Author: Purva H. Rawal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834431
Size: 69.55 MB
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This is the first reference book to provide a detailed assessment of the Affordable Care Act, explaining the realities and myths surrounding one of the most divisive political struggles in recent U.S. history. • Uses nonpartisan sources of information that include studies and reports to assess the claims, beliefs, and assumptions about Obamacare • Draws from credible research sources—such as the Center for Disease Control and the Government Accounting Office—to question or uphold beliefs • Provides an evidence-based examination of dozens of the most prominent claims about the Affordable Care Act

Immigration Examining The Facts

Author: Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835357
Size: 54.43 MB
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What are the myths and truths regarding immigration in the United States? This book provides readers with an impartial understanding of the true state of immigration and immigration policy in the United States by refuting falsehoods, misinformation, and exaggerations surrounding this topic—and confirming the validity of other assertions. • Addresses contemporary rhetoric about immigration with factual information based on reliable, objective empirical data • Presents immigration-related statistics in an easy-to-read format that allows readers to quickly find answers to specific questions • Fosters a more accurate understanding of the immigration issue and provides readers with opportunities to apply critical thinking skills

Marijuana Examining The Facts

Author: Karen T. Van Gundy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836736
Size: 20.98 MB
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Drawing on scientific evidence from medicine, psychology, criminology, and sociology, this book explores the veracity of claims about marijuana use and misuse. • Provides a one-stop resource for straight answers on the impacts—good and bad—of marijuana use in the United States • Outlines potential sources of myths and false claims about marijuana use and misuse • Presents data transparently, without the biases, judgments, or subtle manipulations that often skew public opinion • Includes primary documents and empirical data and statistics from objective, authoritative sources • Draws from a range of scientific disciplines to help readers fully understand the multidimensional causes, consequences, and risks of marijuana use and abuse

Climate Change Examining The Facts

Author: Daniel Bedford
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835691
Size: 15.58 MB
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Climate change is one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues of the 21st century. This book provides a clear understanding of the issue by presenting scientific facts to refute falsehoods and misinformation—and to confirm the validity of other assertions. • Provides a broad overview of the subject of climate change that is specifically written to be accessible and interesting for senior high school or introductory college-level audiences • Presents a comprehensive explanation of the science of climate change that directly addresses widely held misconceptions head-on—a strategy that has been demonstrated in education research to be more effective in dispelling myths and advancing student learning than straight fact-based teaching • Focuses on providing quantifiable, evidence-based information on climate change—and acknowleding instances when conflicting data exists—from the most reputable and qualified sources

Muslims In America

Author: Craig Considine
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440860539
Size: 13.35 MB
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This installment in the critically acclaimed Contemporary Debates series uses evidence-based documentation to provide a full and impartial examination of beliefs and claims made about Muslim individuals, families, and communities in the United States. * Provides evidence-based information about American Muslims and their historical and current roles in American life and culture * Surveys and explains ethnic, cultural, and religious diversity among the US Muslim population * Offers an in-depth analysis of the dynamics of Islamophobia and its impact on American Muslims * Objectively examines claims that Muslims are "un-American" or potential threats to American national security and society

The Dysfunctional Politics Of The Affordable Care Act

Author: Greg M. Shaw
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440840032
Size: 25.55 MB
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While analyzing the contentious debate over health care reform, this much-needed study also challenges the argument that treating medical patients like shoppers can significantly reduce health expenditures. • Explains why the two political parties have staked out such different positions on health care reform • Documents what the public knows about the Affordable Care Act and how individuals' party identification significantly affects their knowledge • Challenges the arguments for consumer-driven health care plans by gathering evidence from numerous studies of consumer behavior under various kinds of insurance plans • Offers a well-informed critique of the political arguments surrounding the expansion of Medicaid, showing how this policy diffusion leverages the weak arguments and evidence for consumer-driven health care plans

The Heart Of Power

Author: David Blumenthal
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520268091
Size: 70.26 MB
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Explores how modern presidents have wrestled with their own mortality--and how they have taken this most human experience to heart as they faced the difficult politics of health care.

America S Bitter Pill

Author: Steven Brill
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812996968
Size: 13.70 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • America’s Bitter Pill is Steven Brill’s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It’s a fly-on-the-wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing America’s largest, most dysfunctional industry. It’s a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing Time magazine cover story continues, despite Obamacare. And it is the first complete, inside account of how President Obama persevered to push through the law, but then failed to deal with the staff incompetence and turf wars that crippled its implementation. But by chance America’s Bitter Pill ends up being much more—because as Brill was completing this book, he had to undergo urgent open-heart surgery. Thus, this also becomes the story of how one patient who thinks he knows everything about healthcare “policy” rethinks it from a hospital gurney—and combines that insight with his brilliant reporting. The result: a surprising new vision of how we can fix American healthcare so that it stops draining the bank accounts of our families and our businesses, and the federal treasury. Praise for America’s Bitter Pill “A tour de force . . . a comprehensive and suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American healthcare . . . persuasive, shocking.”—The New York Times “An energetic, picaresque, narrative explanation of much of what has happened in the last seven years of health policy . . . [Brill] has pulled off something extraordinary.”—The New York Times Book Review “A thunderous indictment of what Brill refers to as the ‘toxicity of our profiteer-dominated healthcare system.’ ”—Los Angeles Times “A sweeping and spirited new book [that] chronicles the surprisingly juicy tale of reform.”—The Daily Beast “One of the most important books of our time.”—Walter Isaacson “Superb . . . Brill has achieved the seemingly impossible—written an exciting book about the American health system.”—The New York Review of Books From the Hardcover edition.

Truth Decay

Author: Kavanagh
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 1977400132
Size: 15.89 MB
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Political and civil discourse in the United States is characterized by “Truth Decay,” defined as increasing disagreement about facts, a blurring of the line between opinion and fact, an increase in the relative volume of opinion compared with fact, and lowered trust in formerly respected sources of factual information. This report explores the causes and wide-ranging consequences of Truth Decay and proposes strategies for further action.

Obamacare Survival Guide

Author: Nick J. Tate
Publisher: Humanix Books
ISBN: 0893348627
Size: 69.96 MB
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Explores the intricacies of, and offers practical guidance on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.