Through the safety net


Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Viking Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 8525

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

Falling Through the Safety Net

Missed Opportunities for America's Elderly Poor

Author: Enid Kassner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Old age assistance

Page: 39

View: 8579

Falling Through the Safety Net

Insurance Status and Access to Health Care

Author: Joel S. Weissman,Arnold M. Epstein

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1587982447

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

View: 7433

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

Catching Homelessness

A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

Author: Josephine Ensign

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631521187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9132

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.

Falling Through the Safety Net

Americans Without Health Insurance

Author: John P. Geyman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567512557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 3657

Stories of working people and their children--stuck in a sick system.


New and Selected Stories

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307379566

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9803

A New York Times Notable Book "A warmly disposed yet unsentimental chronicler of American lives.... Some [stories are] poignant and disturbing, and all of them highly readable." --The New York Times Book Review "One of our best storytellers." --San Francisco Chronicle "Baxter lovingly teases anguish, humor, and heart-rending beauty out of clear, unaffected sentences." --The Washington Post Since the publication of his first story collection in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America’s finest short story writers. Gryphon brings together sixteen classics with seven new stories, giving us the most complete portrait of his achievement. From the bestselling author of The Feast of Love.

The Safety-Net Health Care System

Health Care at the Margins

Author: Gunnar Robert Almgren,Taryn Lindhorst

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105718

Category: Medical

Page: 390

View: 8681


First Light

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948528

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4125

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.

The Safety Net

Author: Heinrich Böll

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810112100

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 7331

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.

There's Something I Want You to Do


Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101870028

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2836

From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter’s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments of an eerie yet familiar life. Penetrating and prophetic, the ten inter-related stories in There’s Something I Want You to Do are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect—one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and enraptured readers. Benny, an architect and hopeless romantic, is robbed on his daily walk along the Mississippi River, and the blow of a baseball bat to the back of his knee feels like a strike from God. A drug dealer named Black Bird reads Othello while waiting for customers in a bar. Elijah, a pediatrician and the father of two, is visited nightly by visions of Alfred Hitchcock. Meanwhile, a dog won’t stop barking, a passenger on a transatlantic flight reads aloud from the book of Psalms during turbulence, and a scream carries itself through the early-morning Minneapolis air. As the collection progresses, we delve more deeply into the private lives of these characters, exploring their fears, fantasies, and obsessions. They appear and reappear, performing praiseworthy and loathsome acts in equal measure in response to the request—or demand—lodged in each story’s center. The result is a portrait of human nature as seen from the tightrope that spans the distance between dreams and waking life—a portrait that could have arisen only from Baxter’s singular vision. Readers will be stunned by his uncanny understanding of human attraction and left to puzzle over the meaning of virtue and the unpredictable and mysterious ways in which we behave. From the Hardcover edition.

America's Health Care Safety Net

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

ISBN: 030906497X

Category: Medical

Page: 308

View: 3924

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 America’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.

Harmony of the World


Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679776516

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

View: 9469

In these ten stories, Charles Baxter shows his genius in making his characters' everyday sufferings--and occasional fragile joys--seem utterly unprecedented, even as he reminds us, gently and with a sly comic twist, that everything they feel is only the collateral damage of being human. Whether he is writing about the players in a rickety bisexual love triangle or a woman visiting her husband in a nursing home, probing the psychic mainspring of a grimly obsessive weight lifter or sifting through the layers of resentment, need, and pity in a friendship that has gone on a few decades too long, Baxter enchants us with the elegant balance of his prose and the unexpectedness of his insights. Long admired and now once more available in paperback, Harmony of the World is a masterpiece of lucidity and compassion.

The Social Contract Revisited

Aims and Outcomes of President Reagan's Social Welfare Policy

Author: D. Lee Bawden

Publisher: The Urban Insitute

ISBN: 9780877663355

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 2871

Thawing Toxic Relationships

Author: Don Carter MSW, LCSW

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632877511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 207

View: 8905

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.

Republican Presidents and the Safety Net

From Moderation to Backlash

Author: Matthew Gritter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498583571

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 4038

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.

The Health Care Safety Net in a Post-Reform World

Author: Sara Rosenbaum,Mark A. Hall

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553172

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 2129

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.

The Future of the Safety Net

Social Insurance and Employee Benefits

Author: Sheldon Friedman,David C. Jacobs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780913447819

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 1790

Topics covered include public pensions in the OECD, social security, the state of private pensions, prospects for National Health Insurance in the United States, medicare, contingent workers : health and pension security, benefits for same-sex partners.