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Author Chard, Richard E., 1965-

Title The mediating effect of public opinion on public policy : exploring the realm of health care / Richard E. Chard.

Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2004]
©2004

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 UniM Bail  362.1 CHAR    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 179 pages : 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in public policy.
SUNY series in public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1. Health Policy Change 1 -- Why Has Health Care Dominated the Policy Agenda? 1 -- Explanations from Social Science 4 -- Chapter 2. Exploring the Foundations of Dynamic Policy Change 11 -- Path Dependence 11 -- Importance of Public Opinion in Shaping Health Care Policy 14 -- American Health Care Policy 16 -- Dynamic Nature of Health Care Reform? 20 -- Incrementalism versus Dynamism in Health Care 26 -- Chapter 3. Path Dependence and Policy Change 29 -- Social Constructions and Medicare 33 -- How the Elderly Lost and Regained Their Health Insurance 33 -- Analyzing Change 35 -- Does the Mood Really Matter? 44 -- Chapter 4. Presidents as Advocates, Entrepreneurs, and Agenda Setters 47 -- Presidents as Advocates and Entrepreneurs 49 -- Policy Change Research 50 -- Presidents and Their Policies 52 -- Data and Methods 61 -- Chapter 5. Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise? 75 -- Theories of Information 77 -- Failure of the Health Security Act 81 -- Information and Policy Support 83 -- Measuring and Testing Knowledge 84 -- A Model of Reciprocal Causation 85 -- Chapter 6. Examining the Impact of Countervalent Messages on Policy Support 93 -- Media Effects: Negative Advertising and "Harry and Louise" 94 -- Media and the Health Security Act 97 -- Study One: Testing the Strength of the Countervalent Information Message 99 -- Study Two: Understanding the Effects of Political Sophistication 101 -- Chapter 7. Media Effects and Policy Opinions 109 -- Media Priming 110 -- Media Coverage and Information about the Health Security Act 113 -- Study One: Data and Methods 114 -- Study One: A Model of Priming Effects on 1996 Presidential Vote Intentions 115 -- Study One: Results and Discussion 116 -- Study Two: An Experimental Test of Media Priming of Health Care in the 2000 Presidential Race 117 -- Study Two: Data and Methods 118 -- A Model of Priming Effects on Candidate Evaluations 118 -- Study Two: Results and Discussion 120 -- Chapter 8 Dynamic Health Policy Change 125 -- Public Mood and National Health Care Spending 129 -- Health Policy History and Presidential Activity 130 -- Rise and the Demise of the Health Security Act 131.
Subject Medical care -- Public opinion.
Medical policy -- Public opinion.
Health planning -- Public opinion.
Public opinion.
ISBN 0791460533 (hbk. : alk. paper)