The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History

The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History

by Georges Benjamin



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The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History by Georges Benjamin

The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History is an engaging historical book that recounts the chronology of efforts to reform the U.S. health system through the lens of political cartoons published as early as the 19th century through passage of the Affordable Care Act. Co-authored by Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and former Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College, Georges C. Benjamin, MD, medical historian Theodore M. Brown, PhD; Susan Ladwig, MPH and Elyse Berkman, The Quest for Health Reform adds narrative to more than 100 years of selected caricatures, extending from famous 1870s editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast - who drew the elephant that remains a symbol for the Republican Party - to modern artists such as Mike Luckovich, who parodies U.S. Presidents Harry S. Truman, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. It is an amazing look at the evolution of health reform in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875530208
Publisher: American Public Health Association Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword iii

Preface v

The American Public Health Association's Pursuit of Health Reform vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Cartooning and National Health Reform 1

Chapter 1 National Health Reform: The Early Years 5

Chapter 2 The Middle Years of Health Reform 17

Chapter 3 The Debate Returns with a Vengeance 33

Chapter 4 Same Quest-Similar Critics 57

Chapter 5 The Quest for Obamacare 77

Chapter 6 The Aftermath 127

Appendix A Abbreviations 175

Appendix B Suggestions for Further Reading 177

Appendix C Health Policies in the United States 179

About the Authors 181

Index 183

Index - Cartoonist and Publication Date 191

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