Author: Charles Baxter
Publisher: Viking Pr
Portrays a gallery of middle-class Americans who share upward-bound aspirations and a fear of falling, as they face the defining moments of their lifes
Latinos and Declining Effectiveness of Anti-poverty Programs in the 1980s
Category: Economic assistance, Domestic
Missed Opportunities for America's Elderly Poor
Author: Enid Kassner
Category: Old age assistance
Insurance Status and Access to Health Care
Author: Joel S. Weissman,Arnold M. Epstein
Publisher: Beard Books
Category: Health & Fitness
When this book was first published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1994, the US health care system was in crisis. In the decade or so since the situation has become worse. Weissman (medicine and health care policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School) and Epstein (health policy and management, Harvard U. School of Public
A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net
Author: Josephine Ensign
Publisher: She Writes Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
At the beginning of the homelessness epidemic in the 1980s, Josephine Ensign was a young, white, Southern, Christian wife, mother, and nurse running a new medical clinic for the homeless in the heart of the South. Through her work and intense relationships with patients and co-workers, her worldview was shattered, and after losing her job, family, and house, she became homeless herself. She reconstructed her life with altered views on homelessness—and on the health care system. In Catching Homelessness, Ensign reflects on how this work has changed her and how her work has changed through the experience of being homeless—providing a piercing look at the homelessness industry, nursing, and our country’s health care safety net.
Americans Without Health Insurance
Author: John P. Geyman
Category: Business & Economics
Stories of working people and their children--stuck in a sick system.
New and Selected Stories
Author: Charles Baxter
Publisher: Vintage Books
Collects short stories, including seven new stories, that celebrate the unexpected in the ordinary.
Author: Heinrich Böll
Fritz Tolm hätte eigentlich Museumsdirektor werden wollen, aber eine Erbschaft machte ihn zum Verleger und schließlich zum Präsidenten eines mächtigen Interessenverbands. Ein Netz von Sicherheitsmaßnahmen ist nicht nur zu seinem Schutz da, sondern dient auch zur Be- und Überwachung seiner Familie. Seine Kinder aber legen wenig Wert auf diese staatliche Betreuung. Sie gehören zur gesellschaftlichen Opposition, und es gibt auch Kontakte zu jungen Menschen, die als Terroristen verdächtigt werden. Überwachung und Bewachung einer in der Öffentlichkeit stehenden Familie - ein Thema unserer Zeit.
Health Care at the Margins
Author: Gunnar Robert Almgren,Taryn Lindhorst
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Author: Charles Baxter
Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god. But when Dorsey returns to their small Michigan hometown with a successful career as an astrophysicist and a happy family life, Hugh, who has a long habit of worrying about his sister, realizes that it’s his own life he has to cure, not Dorsey’s. As they explore their complicated history over one hot Fourth of July weekend, they’ll come to terms with the experiences that put such distance between them and discover the imperfect love that ties them as siblings.
Author: Heinrich Böll
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Fritz Tolm has risen to the top of a vast cartel of banking, industrial, and media interests--the most visible and powerful position in all of Germany. But with the glow of fame come fear, loneliness, and an awful vulnerability. Threats to his life from the shadowy leftist underground increase . . . and so do the tangles of the all-pervasive "safety net" of protection and surveillance. Trapped in a house they cannot leave, Tolm and his family can only wait to see when and in what form terror will overtake them.
Intact but Endangered
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Changing Market, Managed Care, and the Future Viability of Safety Net Providers
Publisher: National Academies Press
America's Health Care Safety Net explains how competition and cost issues in today's health care marketplace are posing major challenges to continued access to care for Americaâ€™s poor and uninsured. At a time when policymakers and providers are urgently seeking guidance, the committee recommends concrete strategies for maintaining the viability of the safety net--with innovative approaches to building public attention, developing better tools for tracking the problem, and designing effective interventions. This book examines the health care safety net from the perspectives of key providers and the populations they serve, including: Components of the safety net--public hospitals, community clinics, local health departments, and federal and state programs. Mounting pressures on the system--rising numbers of uninsured patients, decline in Medicaid eligibility due to welfare reform, increasing health care access barriers for minority and immigrant populations, and more. Specific consequences for providers and their patients from the competitive, managed care environment--detailing the evolution and impact of Medicaid managed care. Key issues highlighted in four populations--children with special needs, people with serious mental illness, people with HIV/AIDS, and the homeless.
Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars
Author: Carolyn Sufrin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is frayed, incarceration has become a central and racialized strategy for managing the poor. Using her ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work as an ob-gyn in a women’s jail, Carolyn Sufrin explores how jail has, paradoxically, become a place where women can find care. Focusing on the experiences of incarcerated pregnant women as well as on the practices of the jail guards and health providers who care for them, Jailcare describes the contradictory ways that care and maternal identity emerge within a punitive space presumed to be devoid of care. Sufrin argues that jail is not simply a disciplinary institution that serves to punish. Rather, when understood in the context of the poverty, addiction, violence, and racial oppression that characterize these women’s lives and their reproduction, jail can become a safety net for women on the margins of society.
Aims and Outcomes of President Reagan's Social Welfare Policy
Author: D. Lee Bawden
Publisher: The Urban Insitute
Category: Social Science
Author: Don Carter MSW, LCSW
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Category: Health & Fitness
Thawing Toxic Relationships is number three of a four part series entitled Thawing the Iceberg. The Thawing the Iceberg Series is designed to address various issues outlined in the author's bestselling book, Thaw - Freedom from Frozen feelings. The other two books in the Series are: Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome and Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues. Thawing Toxic Relationships is a book about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family. If you relate to Don Carter's Iceberg Model, would like to have a genuinely happy and functional relationship then this book is for you. Building healthy relationships, a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family, is the ultimate objective for Thawing Toxic Relationships. These three books take the reader into three specialized pathways to healing the abandonment, shame, and contempt outline in Carter's Book Thaw - Freedom from Frozen Feelings Read about the Cycle of Drama, the Chemistry of drama how to save your marriage, improve communication, how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, be assertiveness, identify relationship mind games (Distance and Pursuit games, the Punishment Cycle, the Drama Triangle - and why we play them). Gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome these and many other dysfunctional relationship patterns. Growing up in a moderate-to-severely dysfunctional family does not offer the necessary training to co-create a healthy, happy & functional relationship. Just as Thawing Adult/Child Syndrome heals your relationship with yourself; Thawing Toxic Relationships helps you heal your relationships with those who are most important to you.
Author: Sara Rosenbaum,Mark A. Hall
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
The Health Care Safety Net in a Post-Reform World examines how national health care reform will impact safety net programs that serve low-income and uninsured patients. The “safety net” refers to the collection of hospitals, clinics, and doctors who treat disadvantaged people, including those without insurance, regardless of their ability to pay. Despite comprehensive national health care reform, over twenty million people will remain uninsured. And many of those who obtain insurance from reform will continue to face shortages of providers in their communities willing or able to serve them. As the demand for care grows with expanded insurance, so will the pressure on an overstretched safety net. This book, with contributions from leading health care scholars, is the first comprehensive assessment of the safety net in over a decade. Rather than view health insurance and the health care safety net as alternatives to each other, it examines their potential to be complementary aspects of a broader effort to achieve equity and quality in health care access. It also considers whether the safety net can be improved and strengthened to a level that can provide truly universal access, both through expanded insurance and the creation of a well-integrated and reasonably supported network of direct health care access for the uninsured. Seeing safety net institutions as key components of post-health care reform in the United States—as opposed to stop-gap measures or as part of the problem—is a bold idea. And as presented in this volume, it is an idea whose time has come.
From Moderation to Backlash
Author: Matthew Gritter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Since the New Deal, Republican presidents have looked for ways to accommodate rather than abolish the federal social safety net. Yet moderation often led to a backlash from their conservative supporters, leading Republican presidents, in some cases, to move from accommodation to opposition.
Author: David Elfassy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The bestselling guide to Exchange Server, fully updated forthe newest version Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is touted as a solution forlowering the total cost of ownership, whether deployed on-premisesor in the cloud. Like the earlier editions, this comprehensiveguide covers every aspect of installing, configuring, and managingthis multifaceted collaboration system. It offers Windows systemsadministrators and consultants a complete tutorial and reference,ideal for anyone installing Exchange Server for the first time orthose migrating from an earlier Exchange Server version. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a messaging system thatallows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from avariety of devices and any location, making it ideal for theenterprise With more than 21,000 copies of earlier editions sold, thiscomprehensive guide offers systems administrators and consultantsboth a tutorial and a reference guide for installing and managingExchange Server 2013 A team of Microsoft Certified Masters walks you step by stepthrough planning and design, installation, administration andmanagement, maintenance, and more Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is the completereference for planning, installing, and maintaining the mostpopular e-mail server product available.