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National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada : Race, Territory, and the Roots of Difference.

Author/Creator:
Boychuk, Gerard W.
Publication:
Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (257 pages)
Series:
American Governance and Public Policy series
American Governance and Public Policy series
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Subjects:
National health insurance -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
National health insurance -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
After World War II, the United States and Canada, two countries that were very similar in many ways, struck out on radically divergent paths to public health insurance. Canada developed a universal single-payer system of national health care, while the United States opted for a dual system that combines public health insurance for low-income and senior residents with private, primarily employer-provided health insuranceùor no insuranceùfor everyone else. In National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada, Gerard W. Boychuk probes the historical development of health care in each country, honing in on the most distinctive social and political aspects of each countryùthe politics of race in the U.S. and territorial politics in Canada, especially the tensions between the national government and the province of Quebec.In addition to the politics of race and territory, Boychuk sifts through the numerous factors shaping health policy, including national values, political culture and institutions, the power of special interests, and the impact of strategic choices made at critical junctures. Drawing on historical archives, oral histories, and public opinion data, he presents a nuanced and thoughtful analysis of the evolution of the two systems, compares them as they exist today, and reflects on how each is poised to meet the challenges of the future.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
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
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Boychuk, Gerard W. National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada
ISBN:
9781589013773
9781589012066
OCLC:
648711570