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The Resource The power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system, David Barton Smith

The power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system, David Barton Smith

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The power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system
Title
The power to heal
Title remainder
civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system
Statement of responsibility
David Barton Smith
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In less than four months, beginning with a staff of five, an obscure office buried deep within the federal bureaucracy transformed the nation's hospitals from our most racially and economically segregated institutions into our most integrated. These powerful private institutions, which had for a half century selectively served people on the basis of race and wealth, began equally caring for all on the basis of need. The book draws the reader into the struggles of the unsung heroes of the transformation, black medical leaders whose stubborn courage helped shape the larger civil rights movement. They demanded an end to federal subsidization of discrimination in the form of Medicare payments to hospitals that embraced the "separate but equal" creed that shaped American life during the Jim Crow era. Faced with this pressure, the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations tried to play a cautious chess game, but that game led to perhaps the biggest gamble in the history of domestic policy. Leaders secretly recruited volunteer federal employees to serve as inspectors and an invisible army of hospital workers and civil rights activists to work as agents, making it impossible for hospitals to get Medicare dollars with mere paper compliance. These triumphs did not come without casualties, yet the story offers lessons and hope for realizing this transformational dream. This book is the recipient of the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize from Vanderbilt University Press for the best book in the area of medicine"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, David Barton
Dewey number
368.4/200973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA412.4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WT 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Health care reform
  • Medicare
  • Civil Rights
  • Politics
  • Health Care Reform
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Health care reform
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • United States
Label
The power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system, David Barton Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formative years -- Backbone -- Better part of valor -- "Children's Crusade" -- Casualties -- Seen the glory
Control code
928239192
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826521088
Lccn
2015043941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b21d6919-3763-4a3c-900c-95ba3f545063
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928239192
Label
The power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system, David Barton Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formative years -- Backbone -- Better part of valor -- "Children's Crusade" -- Casualties -- Seen the glory
Control code
928239192
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826521088
Lccn
2015043941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b21d6919-3763-4a3c-900c-95ba3f545063
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928239192

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