Health Care for Some

Health Care for Some

Rights and Rationing in the United States Since 1930

Book - 2012
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The 2010 Affordable Care Act is a sweeping reform to the US health care system. Hoffman offers an engaging and in-depth look at America's long tradition of unequal access to health care. She argues that two main features have characterized the US health system: a refusal to adopt a right to care and a particularly American type of rationing. Unlike rationing in most countries, which is intended to keep costs down, rationing in the United States has actually led to increased costs, resulting in the most expensive health care system in the world.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780226348032
0226348032
Characteristics: xxxv, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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