Most countries in the developed world consider health care a basic human right, but the United States of America continues to struggle with reducing costs and making it available to everyone.
Some have proposed that promoting a “Medicare for All” agenda is the answer, but even if it passes Congress and makes it to the president’s desk, it would not solve all our problems. The reality is that insurance for everyone does not ensure equal access to quality health care.
Richard George Boudreau examines how we got to where we are today in this exploration of the United States health care system, how it compares to other countries, and how it can be improved. Topics include how:
insurance companies shifted from being charitable endeavors to for-profit business centers;
individual states have approached health care reform;
presidential candidates propose to ease the problems surrounding health care.
The U.S. health care system is in crisis, but we did not get here overnight. Learn about the history of health care and health insurance, and get a detailed understanding of what we can do make health care affordable and accessible to everyone.
“Fabulous. Very comprehensive and very logically developed.”
—Arthur H. Friedlander, DMD
Associate Chief of Staff & Director-Graduate Medical Education ACGME Designated Institutional Official VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System