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Smith, David G. 1926-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 3,429 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David G Smith
The Convention and the Constitution : the political ideas of the Founding Fathers by David G Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entitlement politics : medicare and medicaid, 1995-2001 by David G Smith( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Entitlement Politics describes partisan attempts to shrink the size of government by targeting two major federal health care entitlements. Efforts to restructure or eliminate entitlements as such, and to privatize and decentralize programs, along with more traditional attempts to amend and reform Medicare and Medicaid have radically transformed policymaking with respect to these programs. However, they have failed to achieve fundamental or lasting reform. Smith combines historical narrative and case studies with descriptions of the technical aspects and dynamics of policymaking to help the consumer understand how the process has changed, evaluate particular policies and outcomes, and anticipate future possibilities. His account intentionally goes at some length into the substance of the programs, the policies that are involved, and the views of different protagonists about the major issues in the dispute. One unhealthy consequence of politicizing Medicare and Medicaid policy has been to separate public debate from the technical and organizational realities underlying issues of cost containment or program structure. Smith considers this development unfortunate, since it leaves even informed citizens unable to evaluate the claims being made. Ironically, strife over Medicare has complicated the political and policy issues in American life. Only a serious and genuine bipartisan effort bringing forth the best efforts of both political parties--and some of the best industry leaders and policy experts in the field--is likely to achieve genuine reform. The more people and parties know about the history, politics, and policies of these programs, the better our prospects for devising workable, equitable, and lasting solutions. This volume leads the way toward that understanding."--Provided by publisher
Medicaid politics and policy, 1965-2007 by David G Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Medicaid is a story worth telling, one rooted in American history and shaped by its culture and institutions. It has dramatic interest, heroes and heroines, triumphs and tragedies. The authors make this story come alive for the reader by providing a strong connected narrative, detailed accounts of important policy changes, and extensive use of interviews with individuals close to events. They emphasize politics and policy along with history. History is important because Medicaid has developed incrementally, layer by layer, so that almost any provision or activity needs a historical gloss to understand it. The Medicaid program has been especially subject to outside political and policy influences: the state of the economy, trends in federalism, developments in health or welfare programs, and the electoral cycle. Politics helps us understand policy outcomes. But the two go together: a knowledge of policy helps to understand what is at stake, and a knowledge of politics what is possible. A central theme of the book is that Medicaid is a "weak entitlement," one less established or effectively defended than Medicare or Social Security, but more secure than welfare or food stamps. Medicaid has the flexibility to adapt (or be adapted) as well as a capacity to defend incremental and opportunistic gains. At the same time, the program lacks an effective mechanism for overall reform. It has grown enormously since its inception to become the largest health insurance system in the country, a source of perennial complaint and, most recently, of continuing crisis. The dual emphasis upon politics and policy is important to make the arcane Medicaid program accessible to the reader, and to distinguish policy grounded in facts and analysis from partisan bombast and ideology. The result is an authoritative account and reference for those seeking to refresh a perspective or to look further
Political science, an introduction by J. Roland Pennock( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the fieldʹs basic concepts and themes. It draws examples from the U.S. and other countries to introduce the entire field of political science to new readers. The authors stress how exciting politics can be, balancing practical and theoretical knowledge
Paying for medicare : the politics of reform by David G Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"** Paying for Medicare received the American Risk and Insurance Association's Elizur Wright Award for itsoutstanding contribution to risk management and insurance literature. The Prospective Payment System and the Medicare Fee Schedule, two of the most effectively sustained and successful efforts at policy innovation in history continue to shape decisions about Medicare and cost containment efforts. Smith shows how particular policy alternatives were developed; why chosen or rejected; and how provider interests and American political institutions have shaped their design and implementation."--Provided by publisher
The Children's Health Insurance Program : past and future by David G Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Children's Health Insurance Program-Past and Future -- 1. Origins and Legislation -- 2. Implementation -- 3. CHIPRA and PPACA -- 4. CHIP and the Future -- 5. Thoughts to Take Away -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Responsible governance : the global challenge : essays in honor of Charles E. Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the lines : an evaluation of the Secured Car Park Award Scheme by David G Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zheng zhi xue by Michael G Roskin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<B><i>Explains the basics of political science</i></b> <b> </b> <i>Political Science: An Introduction, 13/e, </i>provides a comprehensive and jargon-free introduction to the field's basic concepts and themes. It draws examples from the U.S. and other countries to introduce the entire field of political science to new readers. The authors stress how exciting politics can be, balancing practical and theoretical knowledge
The political theory of V.I. Lenin: some fundamental concepts as the basis for a systematic critique by David G Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploratory study of the relationships of delayed entry time to the recruitment and retention of high music aptitude beginning band students by David G Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The political theory of Eduard Bernstein by David G Smith( )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Schmidt / Smith family history for Germany and America by David G Smith( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of information about the Schmidt, or Smith, family originating in Baden, Germany and immigrating to Skippack, Pennsylvania. Includes photocopies of newspaper articles, letters, and maps; computer printouts from web sites; genealogical tables, and a list of genealogical resources
 
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Entitlement politics : medicare and medicaid, 1995-2001
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Medicaid politics and policy, 1965-2007
Alternative Names
Smith, David G.

Languages
English (74)