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Author Boxall, Anne-Marie, author

Title Making Medicare : the politics of universal health care in Australia / Anne-Marie Boxall and James A. Gillespie
Published Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2013
Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2013


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Description x, 223 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Since the 1980s, Australians have had a system of universal health care that we largely take for granted. But the road there wasn't easy. Making Medicare is the most comprehensive account of Australia's long, tortuous and unconventional path towards universal health care - it was established, abolished and introduced again - and the reforms that brought it into being. This book details the policy debates that have determined the shape of health care in Australia, but it is not just about the past. The authors offer a timely overview of further reforms needed to address the challenges facing our health care system: new technologies, the ageing population and the rising tide of chronic disease
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health insurance -- Government policy -- Australia.
Health planning -- Australia -- History.
Health services administration -- Australia -- History.
Medical policy -- Australia -- History.
Medicare (Australia)
National health services -- Australia -- History.
Public health -- Australia -- History.
Health Care Reform -- history.
Health Planning -- history.
Delivery of Health Care -- history.
Health Services Administration -- history.
National Health Programs -- history.
Universal Health Insurance -- history.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Author Gillespie, James A., author
ISBN 9781742233437