Health Security for All
Dreams of Universal Health Care in America
By (author) Alan Derickson
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Health Security for All by Alan Derickson
Book DescriptionThis provocative work explores the invention and reinvention of a fundamental goal of American social policy-universal health care. In Health Security for All, Alan Derickson examines the emergence of diverse proposals for all-encompassing health reform since the early twentieth century. This study discovers not only a number of imaginative arguments for extending health services but also an unexpectedly wide array of passionate advocates for universalism. An innovative approach to one of the great unresolved social and political problems of our time, Health Security for All will be of interest to social scientists, health policy scholars, historians, and idealists across the political spectrum.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801880810
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Alan Derickson
Alan Derickson is professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
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