U.S. History

"Health Care For Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States Since 1930"

Beatrix Hoffman

About the Program

Beatrix Hoffman, professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University, presents a history of the American health care system.  The author opines on why the United States has been one of the few developed countries to not adopt universal health care and examines why the issue is so divisive.  Beatrix Hoffman speaks at the Great Lakes History Conference held at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

About the Authors

Beatrix Hoffman

Beatrix Hoffman is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America.  She is a professor and chair of the history department at Northern Illinois University.  For more information, visit beatrixhoffman.com.


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"Health Care For Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States Since 1930"

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  • Saturday, December 8th at 8am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 25th at 4:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 11th at 11am (ET)
  • Saturday, November 10th at 7:30pm (ET)
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