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Why the United States Has No National Health Insurance and What Can Be Done About It

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/9780195160390.003.0009
Why the United States Has No National Health Insurance and What Can Be Done About It

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This chapter presents an evaluation of the alternative explanations of the American case based on the historical evidence given, and analyzes the prospects of health care reform in the twentieth century. It also argues that the United States does not have the health care system it needs due to the failure of its citizens to realize how much they have ceded their health care to private interests, and also reviews the theories of the welfare state.

Keywords: health care reform; American case; health care system; welfare state

Chapter.  5049 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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