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MMHA 6145 Health Policy: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MMHA 6145 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Blendon, R. J., Brodie, M., & Benson, J. (1995). What happened to Americans' support for the Clinton health plan? Health Affairs, 14(2), 7–23.

Blendon, R., Buhr, T., Sussman, T., & Benson, J. (2008). Massachusetts health reform: A public perspective from debate through implementation. Health Affairs, 27(6), w556–w565.

Dubay, L., Guyer, J., Mann, C., & Odeh, M. (2007). Medicaid at the ten-year anniversary of SCHIP: Looking back and moving forward. Health Affairs, 26(2), 370–381.

Galvin, R. (2006). Pay-for-performance: Too much of a good thing? A conversation with Martin Roland. Health Affairs, 25, w412–w419.

Hacker, J. (2008). Putting politics first. Health Affairs, 27(3), 718–723.

Harrison, B. (2003). A historical survey of national health movements and public opinion in the United States. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 289(9), 1163–1164.

Holahan, J., & Blumberg, L. (2006). Massachusetts health care reform: A look at the issues. Health Affairs, 25, w432–w443.

Jacobs, L. (2008). 1994 all over again? Public opinion and health care. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(18), 1881–1883.

Nalli, G. A., Scanlon, D. P., & Libby, D. (2007). Developing a performance-based incentive program for hospitals: A case study from Maine. Health Affairs, 26(3), 817–824.

Oberlander, J. (2007). Through the looking glass: The politics of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 32(2), 187–219.

Orszag, P., & Ellis, P. (2007). Addressing rising health care costs—A view from the Congressional Budget Office. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(19), 1885–1887.

Orszag, P., & Ellis, P. (2007). The challenge of rising health care costs: A view from the Congressional Budget Office. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(18),1793–1795.

Turner, S., O’Connor, P., & Rademacher, E. (2009). Inform, influence, evaluate: The power of state public opinion polls. Health Affairs, 28(1), 273–276.

Weil, A. (2008). How far can states take health reform? Health Affairs, 27(3), 736–747.

Zelman, W., & Brown, L. (1998). Looking back on health care reform: “No easy choices." Health Affairs, 17(6), 61­­–68.

Other Readings

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