Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States

Virginia Gray (Author)

Product Details

Georgetown University Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2013
6.03 X 8.95 X 0.69 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Virginia Gray is Robert Watson Winston Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

David Lowery is Bruce R. Miller and Dean D. LaVigne Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer K. Benz serves as a senior research scientist for NORC at the University of Chicago.


A valuable addition to the very timely debate on health care policy in the US . . . incredibly comprehensive in its scope . . . provides huge amounts of data; and is filled with exhaustive terminology and advanced statistics.


Makes a major contribution to an understanding of what influences state and national health policy. . . . Adds insight and breaks new ground in a critical branch of political science.

--Perspectives on Politics

The foremost scholars of interest groups take on the major domestic issue of our time--health care reform. By using the multitude of state actions in this area over the past generation, Gray, Lowery, and Benz shed more light on the politics of health care in the United States than ten books on the PPACA.

--Christopher Z. Mooney, University of Illinois, Springfield

The most comprehensive starting point for analyzing state health reform and understanding its future directions. Interest Groups and Health Care Reform across the United States will inform and stimulate a new generation of research on the politics of state health reform and the role of interest groups. A must read for students of health reform, state policy innovation, and American politics.

--Lawrence R. Jacobs, University of Minnesota