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Hoffman, Beatrix Rebecca, author
Health care for some : rights and rationing in the United States since 1930 / Beatrix Hoffman
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 4th Floor  RA395.A3 H63 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Right to health -- United States -- History
Health services accessibility -- United States -- History
Health care rationing -- United States -- History
Physical Description xxxv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-291) and index
Contents Prologue : rights and rationing before 1930 -- The struggle for health care in the Great Depression. A crisis of access ; Social security without health security -- Prosperity and exclusion, 1941-64. Health care at war ; Rights to refuse : the triumph of the hospital ; Rationing by coverage : the rise of private health insurance -- New entitlements and new movements, 1965-80. Entitlements but not rights : Medicare and Medicaid ; The rise of health care activism -- Rights vs. markets, 1981-2008. Emergency rooms and epidemics ; At the breaking point -- Epilogue : rights, rationing, and reform

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