Health Care For Some

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The 2010 Affordable Care Act is a sweeping reform to the US health care system. Despite the fact that nearly every other developed country in the world considers health care a right, the passage of the act in the United States was hard fought because of a staunch and vocal opposition to universal health care among many American lawmakers. Why has the United States been so continually divided on this issue? In Health Care for Some, Beatrix Hoffman offers an explanation in the form of an engaging and in-depth look at America’s long tradition of unequal access to health care.

The ultimate success or failure of health care reform has yet to be determined. To understand how we got here and what might be ahead, you could have no better primer than Health Care for Some.

Reviews: Publishers’ Weekly • Times Higher Education • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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