Event Title

Health Policy Reform in Germany and the United States: A Cost Containment Approach

Location

CSU 284A

Start Date

5-4-2011 11:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2011 12:30 PM

Student's Major

Government

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Tomasz Inglot

Mentor's Department

Government

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

The impacts of resilience thesis, the art of framing, and political characteristics impact the ability of governments to reform health care policy. As the world exits the Golden Age and enters in to a new era of austerity, welfare fundamentals are being challenged in many developed countries. Reforms classified by scholars include first-order, second-order, and third-order types with each corresponding to a greater amount of policy evolution and possible voter consequence. This paper will explain recent reform acts in Germany and the United States, with specific attention to historical factors and outcomes to determine the many influences on the two countries‘ health insurance policy of the1990‘s and 2000‘s. The key issue is whether politicians can be successful in reforming benefits and still keep their re-election chances high. This paper argues that the answer to this question very much depends on the political strategy chosen by the health care reformers in each country.

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Health Policy Reform in Germany and the United States: A Cost Containment Approach

CSU 284A

The impacts of resilience thesis, the art of framing, and political characteristics impact the ability of governments to reform health care policy. As the world exits the Golden Age and enters in to a new era of austerity, welfare fundamentals are being challenged in many developed countries. Reforms classified by scholars include first-order, second-order, and third-order types with each corresponding to a greater amount of policy evolution and possible voter consequence. This paper will explain recent reform acts in Germany and the United States, with specific attention to historical factors and outcomes to determine the many influences on the two countries‘ health insurance policy of the1990‘s and 2000‘s. The key issue is whether politicians can be successful in reforming benefits and still keep their re-election chances high. This paper argues that the answer to this question very much depends on the political strategy chosen by the health care reformers in each country.

Recommended Citation

Eiden, Derek. "Health Policy Reform in Germany and the United States: A Cost Containment Approach." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 5, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-15/3