Health Security for All: Dreams of Universal Health Care in America

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JHU Press, Feb 9, 2005 - Medical - 240 pages

This provocative work explores the invention and reinvention of a fundamental goal of American social policy—universal health care. In Health Security for All, Alan Derickson examines the emergence of diverse proposals for all-encompassing health reform since the early twentieth century. This study discovers not only a number of imaginative arguments for extending health services but also an unexpectedly wide array of passionate advocates for universalism.

An innovative approach to one of the great unresolved social and political problems of our time, Health Security for All will be of interest to social scientists, health policy scholars, historians, and idealists across the political spectrum.


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Alan Derickson is professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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