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Stratification and “Universality”: Immigrants and Barriers to Coverage in Massachusetts

Tiffany D. Joseph

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tiffany D. Joseph’s chapter examines how stratification of access by immigration status effectively undermined a “universal” health policy. While the ACA only extended coverage to U.S. citizens and ... More


Uninsured in America: Before and After the ACA

Susan Sered

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Susan Sered, author of the seminal work Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity (2005), returned to the same communities to learn how the people she originally interviewed ... More


Increasing Access, Increasing Responsibility: Activating the Newly Insured

Mary Alice Scott and Richard Wright

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Mary Alice Scott and Richard Wright’s chapter explores the intersections of seemingly opposing understandings of health—as a “right” or a “responsibility”—in health care professionals’ commentaries ... More


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