National Health Care

Lessons for the United States and Canada
Jonathan Lemco, Editor
A valuable contribution to the health care debate.


The American health care system is at the center of current policy debates. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the existing system as costs escalate and more Americans join the ranks of the uninsured and underinsured. This volume brings together scholars who consider the extent to which Canada’s national health care system can or cannot provide lessons for the United States.
National Health Care attempts to provide a balanced, policy-focused discussion on many of the most prominent health care reform strategies. The contributors clearly demonstrate that no one health care system is perfect but that meaningful reforms are possible. Since the issues associated with health care reform will affect all of us in North America, it is incumbent on our policymakers to pay particular attention to the most pragmatic and effective policy prescriptions. The evidence suggests that voters in Canada, and even more voters in the United. States, will reward candidates who meet their health care expectations.

Praise / Awards

  • "National Health Care unites in one volume the writings of some of the best-known advocates of universal health insurance in the United States who base their arguments on the Canadian experience. Further, it juxtaposes these arguments with contributions from detractors of Canadian health care and from other prominent students of health policy who doubt the likelihood of successfully transplanting policy lessons from Canada into American political discourse. Bringing together these essays in a single volume will give readers a sense of the ongoing controversies and debates that surround American and Canadian approaches to health care policy."
    --Contemporary Sociology

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 304pp.
  • figures, tables.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 1995
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-10440-6

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  • $89.95 U.S.