Transformation in Economic Models of Health Care
Louis J. Auguste, MD


Is Health care a right or a privilege? This question has weighed heavily on the mind of the leaders of this country for a century and since Franklin D. Roosevelt, many attempts have been made to provide access to health care to all Americans despite staunch opposition from those who believe that health care should be a privilege. The first effort towards that goal was taken when President Truman, through a program of tax exemption, encouraged commercial enterprises to provide health insurance to their employees. The second major step followed in 1965 with the enactment of the Medicare/Medicaid Law. (More)

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