By Scott L Greer
''Scott Greer has performed a notable task in explaining how the Europeanization of future health coverage happens, how institutional legacies exert a power in lobbying, how harmonization exacerbates path-dependent welfare buildings that during flip bog down a 'race to the bottom', and why the belief of a eu social version creates confident exterior results, no matter if it's a in basic terms an advert hoc coverage construction.''
magazine of eu Social coverage 2010 20 (2)
''Provides an unique and thought-provoking point of view and strategy, combining in-depth theoretical discussions and well-researched case experiences over eleven chapters...The e-book is easily written and insightful, and the most argument is that european legislation and coverage advancements - at once and in some way - have the possibility of undermining household well-being platforms and the political actors inside of them.'' magazine of universal marketplace stories, 2010 quantity forty eight. quantity 3
''This e-book offers a different perception into what's going, overlooked via such a lot, 'below the skin' in european overall healthiness coverage. It serves as a warning sign when you proceed to think that the ecu is of marginal curiosity and relevance in nationwide point debates in regards to the path of health and wellbeing care. additionally, in a fascinating and full of life sort, it presents crucial assistance for college students of wellbeing and fitness coverage who search to appreciate the labyrinthine strategies and the huge ranging unintentional results - for strong and for undesirable - of european coverage making.''
Professor Naomi Chambers, Head of healthiness coverage and administration, Manchester enterprise School
''In this insightful booklet, Scott Greer describes how eu health and wellbeing coverage has lengthy been constructed in a mystery backyard, the place a small variety of humans locate pragmatic recommendations to fast difficulties whereas keeping off the elemental questions ... but the common sense of ecu integration is tearing down the garden's partitions, making a public park the place pragmatism takes moment position to rules. whatever needs to be performed, however it isn't transparent what. Greer's publication might be crucial interpreting ... for someone who's chargeable for setting up how wellbeing and fitness care is brought in Europe.''
Martin McKee CBE, London university of Hygiene and Tropical medication, UK
this crucial new publication explains how ecu Union (EU) built regulations form and constrain well-being prone. It solutions the most important questions requested of european health and wellbeing coverage: What is it? Why did it ensue? What does it take to steer it and the way can it's changed?
utilizing wide new facts, Greer discusses how ecu coverage is stimulated by means of lobbies in Brussels and by way of 4 huge member states: France, Germany, Spain and the uk.
Shaping ecu health and wellbeing coverage takes info, coordination, nimbleness and concentration. The booklet examines the ways in which the winning wellbeing and fitness lobbies and member states paintings, identifies weaknesses, and emphasizes the problem to healthiness policymakers: in the event that they don't effect european wellbeing and fitness guidelines, they are going to lose effect over their very own future health platforms.
The Politics of eu Union well-being Policies may be of serious curiosity to scholars and teachers of european coverage and politics, in addition to healthiness coverage makers
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It does not offer anything particularly attractive: there need be no help with travel or hotel costs; patients are reimbursed afterward, so they have to have cash; and they are reimbursed at the rates of their home member state rather than the one in which they seek treatment. The inequitable aspects of the directive make sense if we consider the incentive that member states (and many patients) have to operate through social security processes that allow preauthorization, fully funded care, and some integration of care home and abroad in order to reduce the risks.
The surprise was finding health care included. The Commission’s consistent pretext was that the Services Directive merely codified what was already developing in the Court’s decisions; in other words, the Court’s logic led to Freedom of Establishment and Non-discimination, and so it would only stabilize the legal situation to fold the health care sector into the Services Directive. Member states – apparently all the member states – and almost all of the health care lobbies in Brussels were unconvinced.
Page 2001: 148–9) From that point of view, the Commission is very well staffed. Few states enjoy a policy development machine with more than ten EU health policymaking 25 thousand employees. These thousands of people, spread across virtually every area of European life, account for much of the health policy activity we will see, as well as many of the points of access that member states and others use when trying to influence EU policy. One of the things that the Commission does is sponsor forums, working groups and committees.