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Lessons From the Long and Winding Road to Medicare for All.

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Summary of "Lessons From the Long and Winding Road to Medicare for All."

Recently there has been a surge in political attention to Medicare for all, the latest chapter in a long history of conflict over national health insurance in the United States. This essay places the current Medicare for all debate in historical perspective.My aim is to illuminate past struggles over single-payer reform, explore the genesis and evolution of Medicare, and analyze the implications for contemporary health politics of the public and private insurance arrangements developed by the United States over the past century.The history of US health reform provides critical lessons for understanding the enduring appeal of single-payer models as well as the formidable political obstacles to transforming Medicare for all from an aspiration into a legislative reality. (. Published online ahead of print September 19, 2019: e1-e4. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305295).

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Name: American journal of public health
ISSN: 1541-0048
Pages: e1-e4

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