Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2013

256 Pages | 16 Line drawings, black & white, 4 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719065798

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Mutualism and health care

Hospital contributory schemes in twentieth-century Britain

Martin Gorsky, John Mohan, and Tim Willis

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First comprehensive account of a major innovation in hospital funding before the NHS
  • Evaluates the extent to which the hospital contributory schemes were successful in achieving comprehensive coverage of the population and providing funds for hospital services
  • Explores why the option of funding the post-war NHS through mass contribution was rejected
  • Traces the transformation of the surviving schemes into health cash plans, which retained much of the mutualist ethos of the pre-NHs era, and which offered low-cost health insurance
  • Available for the first time in paperback

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