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The Transformation of American Liberalism$
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George Klosko

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199973415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.001.0001

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Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid

(p.194) Chapter 7 Medicare and Medicaid
The Transformation of American Liberalism

George Klosko

Oxford University Press

The struggle for national health insurance in the United States, beginning with Harry Truman’s unsuccessful attempt. The chapter discusses the political strategy that eventually led to the passage of Medicare and Medicaid, and deleterious consequences of the arguments that were used. Especially important are the deceptions used to justify Medicare and how this contributed to Medicaid’s status as “welfare medicine.”

Keywords:   Harry Truman, Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, rights to health insurance

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