Body Politics: The History of Health Care Policy
Even before the Affordable Care Act, one-fifth of Americans had some health care paid for by the federal government. But all health care programs are born in controversy. We’ll take a look at the politics that surrounded the creation of the Veterans Health Administration, and how those debates were echoed nearly a century later with the dawn of Obamacare.
- Jessica Adler, visiting researcher at Tufts University, and author of “People Were Skeptical about Veterans’ Hospitals, Too: The Affordable Care Act and Health Policy Precedents” published in Origins magazine.