This well-outlined, readable examination of a continuing, national controversy traces the evolution of U.S. health care, the options currently available to the public, and the possible ways in which all citizens might be covered if legislation is forthcoming. Using several fairly well-known examples, Sherrow illustrates why health care continues to be revisited despite past U.S. government attempts to regulate costs and cover all those unable to afford insurance, whatever the reason. Sherrow's information has been rehashed in a variety of media since Clinton began campaigning for the presidency, but she does an excellent job of synthesizing the material for young people. Unfortunately, many of her more edifying--and unstable--statistics are not footnoted, and those that are footnoted are more likely to come from the "New York Times" or popular news magazines than more primary sources. Bibliography.