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Author Blumenthal, David, 1948-

Title The heart of power : health and politics in the Oval Office / David Blumenthal and James A. Morone
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]


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Description x, 484 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Franklin Delano Roosevelt : the enigmatic angler -- Harry S. Truman : we'll take the starch out of them; eventually -- Dwight D. Eisenhower : compassionate conservative -- John F. Kennedy : the charismatic with a stricken father -- Lyndon B. Johnson : the secret history of Medicare -- Richard Nixon : a flower that bloomed only in the dark -- Jimmy Carter : the righteous engineer -- Ronald Reagan : socialized medicine and the working stiff -- George Herbert Walker Bush : stick to the running game -- Bill Clinton : kicking the can down the road -- George W. Bush : bring it on : reforming Medicare
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical policy -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Health.
Health Policy -- history.
Federal Government -- history.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Policy Making.
Public Health Practice -- history.
United States.
Author Morone, James A., 1951-
LC no. 2008054361
ISBN 9780520260306 cloth alkaline paper
0520260309 cloth alkaline paper