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One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno


Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services—every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans—43 million people—do not have any health care insurance at all. This book offers a history of America's failed efforts to address the health care needs of its citizens. Covering the entire twentieth century, it shows how each attempt to enact national health insurance was met with fierce attacks by powerful stakeholders, who mobilized their considerable resources to keep the financing of health care out of the go ... More

Keywords: industrial nation, health care, national health insurance, stakeholders, physicians, anti-reform coalition, government control, doctors, legislators, elections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195160390
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Quadagno, author
Florida State University