Paul Starr: History of U.S. Health Care Policy
PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking to a standing room-only crowd in the Wharton School's Colloquium Hall, author Paul Starr reprised his new book from Yale University Press, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform. The work is the sweeping history of how the U.S. became unique as the world's only capitalist democracy that fails to provide a program of basic, publicly-supported health care to all its citizens; the only western nation where conservatives equate a public responsibility in health care with a loss of freedom.

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