Beyond Path Dependence: Explaining Healthcare Reform and its Consequences

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This essay reviews recent developments in the field of health policy. It identifies a variety of frameworks brought forward to explain the enactment of health reform, including pivotal politics, path dependence, and multiple streams. It further identifies various challenges for the implementation of reform with a particular focus on state-federal relations and cost containment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-86
Number of pages22
JournalPolicy Studies Journal
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Apr 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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