National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada

Race, Territory, and the Roots of Difference
Georgetown University Press
  • erschienen am 2. Juli 2008
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-58901-206-6 (ISBN)
After World War II, the US and Canada struck out on divergent paths to public health insurance. This work probes the historical development of health care in each country, honing in on the social and political aspects of each country, and the politics of race in the US and territorial politics in Canada.
  • Englisch
  • Washington, DC
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • US School Grade: College Graduate Student and over
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 14 mm
  • 363 gr
978-1-58901-206-6 (9781589012066)
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Gerard W. Boychuk is director of global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is also a research fellow of the Institute for Advanced Policy Research at the University of Calgary.
Preface Part I: Introduction and Context 1. Explaining Health Insurance in the United States and Canada 2. Similar Beginnings, Different Contexts, 1910-40 Part II: Public Health Insurance in the United States 3. Failure of Reform in the Truman Era, 1943-52 4. The Medicare Package, 1957-65 5. Race and the Clinton Reforms Part III: Public Health Insurance in Canada 6. Federal Failure, Provincial Success-Reform in Canada, 1945-49 7. National Public Hospital Insurance and Medical Care Insurance in Saskatchewan, 1950-62 8. Medical Care Insurance in Canada, 1962-84 9. The Iconic Status of Health Care in Canada, 1984-2008 Part IV: Conclusions 10. Contemporary Public Health Insurance in the United States and Canada 11. Conclusions and Implications Notes References Index
"Boychuk is a bold revisionist, challenging received wisdom about what explains the divergent paths Canada and the United States have taken in the past four decades in financing and administering medical care. Race relations--and Quebec's special place in Canada--are crucial in ways others have not emphasized, which makes his book a worthy addition to the literature."--Theodore Marmor, Yale University"In this engaging and beautifully written book, Gerald Boychuk marshalls rich historical evidence to explain how conflicts over race and territorial politics led the U.S. and Canada on divergent paths."--Jill Quadagno, author of One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance"A fresh take on an old problem rooted in the important structural features of each nation."--James Morone, author of Hellfire Nation and coeditor of Healthy, Wealthy and Fair"This book's clear, nontechnical writing style lends itself to student use. But it deserves attention from scholars as well because of its broad scope, historical sweep, theoretical critiques, and clearly expressed comprehension of both American and Canadian health care systems, neither of which is that easy to understand by itself."--Donley Studlar, professor of political science, West Virginia University

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