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Published: 26 June 2015

392 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190231545

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Medicare and Medicaid at 50

America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care

Edited by Alan B. Cohen, David C. Colby, Keith A. Wailoo, and Julian E. Zelizer

  • The first comprehensive overview of the entire fifty-year history of Medicare and Medicaid
  • A comprehensive collection of accessible essays examining how these programs originated, how they work, and how they are working, with extensive discussion of the political, economic, and social battles that have shadowed them
  • Includes essays by influential figures and public intellectuals writing today on American health politics, economics, history, sociology, law, public health, and public policy
  • The only book to examine these two signature social programs side-by-side, examining how their goals have intersected and how both have expanded despite political turmoil over the past fifty years

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