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Health Care for All

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines both the promise and paradox of care at PubliCare Hospital. On the one hand, practitioners' deep commitment to the provision of care as a right gave the facility a special ... More


The Distinctively American System that the Government Created

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The American health care industry could not have reached its present size and vitality without a foundation of government support. No other entity has the resources and national perspective needed to ... More


Crucible of Liberalism: Frank Graham and the 1950 Senate Race

Julian M. Pleasants

in The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1950, the newly chosen US senator, Frank P. Graham, ran to be elected for a full term in the Senate. Although Graham had no experience in politics and refused to run a traditional campaign, his ... More


The Invention, Stumbling, and Reinvention of the Modern U.S. Veterans Health Care System, 1918–1924

Rosemary A. Stevens

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the political controversy accompanying the decision to launch the U.S. Veterans Bureau (now the Department of Veterans Affairs) during the Harding administration in 1921, its ... More


The Mortality Crisis

Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell A. Orenstein

in Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197549230
eISBN:
9780197549278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549230.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 considers the roots of the mortality crisis that many postsocialist countries faced in the 1990s and the declining life expectancies that some countries continue to face, while others have ... More


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