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Healthy voices, unhealthy silence advocacy and health policy for the poor

Colleen M Grogan Michael K Gusmano c2007

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  • Title:
    Healthy voices, unhealthy silence advocacy and health policy for the poor
  • Author: Colleen M Grogan
  • Michael K Gusmano
  • Subjects: Medicaid -- Connecticut; Patient advocacy; Health care reform; Poor -- Medical care -- Connecticut; Health services accessibility; Equality -- Health aspects -- Connecticut; Electronic books
  • Description: The problem and puzzle of public silence -- Explanations for public silence: inequality, dependence, and infeasibility -- Medicaid's persistent and conflicting goals -- Medicaid's policy network and the ties that bind: nonprofit advocacy and social interactions -- Medicaid reform and advisory boards: who will advocate for poor people's health?.
    Public silence in policy making can be deafening. When advocates for a disadvantaged group decline to speak up, not only are their concerns not recorded or acted upon, but also the collective strength of the unspoken argument is lessenedùa situation that undermines the workings of deliberative democracy by reflecting only the concerns of more powerful interests.But why do so many advocates remain silent on key issues they care about and how does that silence contribute to narrowly defined policies? What can individuals and organizations do to amplify their privately expressed concerns for policy
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press
  • Creation Date: c2007
  • Format: 1 online resource (171 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-58901-339-5;ISBN1-4356-3195-1
  • OCLC Number: 652626217
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000436987403378$$I01TRAILS_CDKC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911583328703366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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