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Introduction

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195160390
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944026 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the basic right to health care, which is recognized in international law and guaranteed by the constitutions of many nations, but notes that there are still a number of people who remain medically uninsured. The discussion focuses on the uninsured in the United States, studying the various politics of health policy, and then looks at the political theories of the welfare state, which include the state structures and antistatist values.

Keywords: health care; international law; uninsured; politics; health policy; political theories; welfare state; state structures; antistatist values

Chapter.  6105 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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