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The Resource Dead on arrival : the politics of health care in twentieth-century America, Colin Gordon

Dead on arrival : the politics of health care in twentieth-century America, Colin Gordon

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Dead on arrival : the politics of health care in twentieth-century America
Title
Dead on arrival
Title remainder
the politics of health care in twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Colin Gordon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Why, alone among industrial democracies, does the United States not have national health insurance? While many books have addressed this question, Dead on Arrival is the first to do so based on original archival research for the full sweep of the twentieth century. Drawing on a wide range of political, reform, business, and labor records, Colin Gordon traces a complex and interwoven story of political failure and private response. He examines, in turn, the emergence of private, work-based benefits the uniquely American pursuit of "social insurance" the influence of race and gender on the health care debate and the ongoing confrontation between reformers and powerful economic and health interests. Dead on Arrival stands alone in accounting for the failure of national or universal health policy from the early twentieth century to the present. As importantly, it also suggests how various interests (doctors, hospitals, patients, workers, employers, labor unions, medical reformers, and political parties) confronted the question of health care--as a private responsibility, as a job-based benefit, as a political obligation, and as a fundamental right. Using health care as a window onto the logic of American politics and American social provision, Gordon both deepens and informs the contemporary debate. Fluidly written and deftly argued, Dead on Arrival is thus not only a compelling history of the health care quandary but a fascinating exploration of the country's political economy and political culture through "the American century," of the role of private interests and private benefits in the shaping of social policy, and, ultimately, of the ways the American welfare state empowers but also imprisons its citizens
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Colin
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
G67 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 E-984
  • WA 540 AA1
NLM item number
G66d 2003
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical policy
  • Medical care
  • National Health Programs
  • Health Care Reform
  • Insurance, Health
  • Politics
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Medical care
  • Medical policy
  • United States
  • Gezondheidszorg
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Sociale zekerheid
Label
Dead on arrival : the politics of health care in twentieth-century America, Colin Gordon
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why no national health insurance in the United States? -- The political economy of American health care : an overview, 1910-2000 -- Bargaining for health : private health insurance and public policy -- Between contract and charity : health care and the dilemmas of social insurance -- Socialized medicine and other afflictions : the political culture of the health debate -- Health care in Black and white : race, region, and health politics -- Private interests and public policy : health care's corporate compromise -- Silenced majority : American politics and the dilemmas of health reform -- Conclusion: The past and future of health politics
Control code
367667937
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825677
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/cttwbwf
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)367667937
Label
Dead on arrival : the politics of health care in twentieth-century America, Colin Gordon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why no national health insurance in the United States? -- The political economy of American health care : an overview, 1910-2000 -- Bargaining for health : private health insurance and public policy -- Between contract and charity : health care and the dilemmas of social insurance -- Socialized medicine and other afflictions : the political culture of the health debate -- Health care in Black and white : race, region, and health politics -- Private interests and public policy : health care's corporate compromise -- Silenced majority : American politics and the dilemmas of health reform -- Conclusion: The past and future of health politics
Control code
367667937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825677
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttwbwf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)367667937

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