Universal Health Insurance in Historical Context

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David Blumenthal and James A. Morone’s The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office was featured on the New York Times Book Review’s front cover this Sunday. “This timely and insightful book puts President Barack Obama’s quest for universal health insurance in historical context, and gives new meaning to the audacity of hope”, wrote reviewer Robert Reich. Read more on the NYTBR site.

2 thoughts on “Universal Health Insurance in Historical Context

  1. If we really want a better health care system in this country then we need to enlist the private market to develop solutions. The government should allow the following steps. Allow health insurers to cross state lines. This would product great competition and economies of scale. Second is to reform tort law. Current laws are wasteful and only benefit unscrupulous attorneys. I outline these options at my site that discusses better health coverage options.

  2. Very insight book, it will be intriguing to see how the healthcare reform pans out in both the short and long term. Other than the initial implementation in the short term moving to a government funded healthcare system have few hiccups, but in long term having made this more, with ever improving techonology and more and more treatments becoming available the cost of healthcare per head could spiral out of control and who will the government turn to, the tax payer.

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