Remedy and Reaction: the Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform

by Paul Starr

Description: In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change.


Recommended by: Barbara Langner, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Policy

"This is the latest book I read and I think it could appeal to others."


Last modified: May 21, 2012