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Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair – Health Care and the Good Society - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

James A. Morone and Lawrence R. Jacobs


America may be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but its citizens rank near the bottom in health status. Americans have lower life expectancy, more infant mortalities, and higher adolescent death rates than most other advanced industrial nations—and even some developing countries. Though Americans are famous for tolerating great inequality in wealth, the gross inequities in the health system are less well recognized. In this book, a group of health policy experts chart the stark disparities in health and wealth in the United States. The authors explain how the inequities arise, why ... More

Keywords: America, wealth, health status, inequities, market ideology, government stalemate, reform

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170665
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Morone, editor
Brown University

Lawrence R. Jacobs, editor
University of Minnesota
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