Chapter

Organized Labor's Health Benefits

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/9780195160390.003.0003
Organized Labor's Health Benefits

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This chapter studies trade unions and how they helped promote the emerging private health insurance system, showing that the trade unions also led the drive for Medicare and disability insurance. It looks at the development of private health benefits and the events that led to the establishment of disability insurance and insurance for retirees. Finally, the chapter shows how those who supported medical insurance finally defeated the American Medical Association.

Keywords: trade unions; private health insurance; Medicare; disability insurance; private health benefits; insurance for retirees; American Medical Association

Chapter.  11074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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