Disability and health care reform: Principles, practices, and politics

Reginald J. Alston

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In the current political environment of health care, rehabilitation professionals must acquaint themselves with the language and strategies of the health care debate. Consequently, the purposes of this article are as follows: (1) to define managed care and examine its components; (2) to discuss the inherent contradictions between rehabilitation philosophy and health care reform; (3) to explore the components of public health care programs; and (4) to examine the merits of national health care for persons with disabilities. The article will not be inclusive about these issues but is intended to educate and facilitate further discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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