Foreword: National health reform and America's uninsured
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume 32, Issue 3
Medicaid & SCHIP; Uninsured; Medicare
For those uninitiated to the intricacies of the U.S. health system, perhaps its single most striking characteristic is its failure to function as a universal benefit in a manner similar to education, Social Security, and essential, population-based community services. This nation enjoys extraordinary and unprecedented wealth; yet it stands alone among industrialized countries in the area of health coverage. Why and how we as a people have chosen this pathway, the human, financial and economic, and social consequences of our choice, and the imperative for reform, are the subject of this special symposium of JLME.
Rosenbaum, S., Lambrew, J.M., Teitelbaum, J. (2004). Foreword: National health reform and America's uninsured. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 32(3), 389-389.