National Health Insurance — A Brief History Of Reform Efforts In The U.S.
This policy brief provides an overview of health reform efforts in the United States over much of the last century, from New Deal-era calls for government-subsidized health coverage to the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s and the failed attempt at universal coverage in the early 1990s.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
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