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Doctors' Politics and the Red Menace

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/9780195160390.003.0002
Doctors' Politics and the Red Menace

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This chapter looks at how the physicians mobilized against the proposals for government health insurance. This period of mobilization was from the Progressive Era to the 1950s. The chapter starts with a study of the campaign for compulsory health insurance, which was introduced during the Progressive Era and revived in 1929. It then examines the national health insurance during the postwar era and the conflict between the national health insurance campaign of the Truman administration and the Medical Lobby. The chapter also discusses the available subsidy for insurers.

Keywords: government health insurance; mobilization; compulsory health insurance; national health insurance; Medical Lobby; subsidy; Progressive Era

Chapter.  11008 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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