Business History and the History of Healthcare in the US

Healthcare as a business is an issue that has generated heated debates in American politics.  In the last decades, no presidential election has not had healthcare as one of the main points differentiating candidates and political parties from each other.  Christy Chapin is the author of the groundbreaking book Ensuring America’s Health, in which she explains the process that led to the dominance of big insurance companies of the American healthcare system.  In the following video, she explains this fascinating process.




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A bibliography and other resources on the history of the American healthcare system

Burnham, John C. (2015), Health Care in America: A History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

Chapin, Christy F. (2015), Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Public Healthcare System. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press