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Author Boychuk, Gerard William, 1967-
Title National health insurance in the United States and Canada : race, territory, and the roots of difference / Gerard W. Boychuk.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2008.

Author Boychuk, Gerard William, 1967-
Series American governance and public policy series
American governance and public policy.
Subject National health insurance -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
National health insurance -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
National Health Insurance, United States -- history -- Canada.
National Health Insurance, United States -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- Canada.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
History, 21st Century -- Canada.
History, 21st Century -- United States.
Politics -- Canada.
Politics -- United States.
Race Relations -- history -- Canada.
Race Relations -- history -- United States.
Single-Payer System -- history -- Canada.
Single-Payer System -- history -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 234 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-224) and index.
Contents Explaining health insurance in the United States and Canada -- Similar beginnings, different contexts, 1910-40 -- Failure of reform in the Truman era, 1943-52 -- The medicare package, 1957-65 -- Race and the Clinton reforms -- Federal failure, provincial success: reform in Canada, 1945-49 -- National public hospital insurance and medical care insurance in Saskatchewan, 1950-62 -- Medical care insurance in Canada, 1962-84 -- The iconic status of health care in Canada, 1984-2008 -- Contemporary public health insurance in the United States and Canada -- Conclusions and implications.
Note Print version record.
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 insuranceor no insurancefor everyone else. In National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada, Gerard W. Boychuk probes the historical development of health care in each coun.
ISBN 9781435660267 (electronic bk.)
1435660269 (electronic bk.)
1589012062 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781589012066 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781589013773 (electronic bk.)
1589013778 (electronic bk.)
9781589012066 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN EBC_MU
OCLC # 243615054
Additional Format Print version: Boychuk, Gerard William, 1967- National health insurance in the United States and Canada. Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2008 9781589012066 1589012062 (DLC) 2007045440 (OCoLC)180907894


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