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Origins of American Health Insurance

A History of Industrial Sickness Funds

Origins of American Health Insurance( )
Author: Murray, John E.
Series title:Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-12091-2
Publication Date:Nov 2007
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $85.00
Book Description:

How did the United States come to have its distinctive workplace-based health insurance system? Why did Progressive initiatives to establish a government system fail? This book explores the history of health insurance in the United States from its roots in the nineteenth-century sickness funds offered by industrial employers, fraternal organizations, and labor unions to the rise of such group plans as Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the mid-twentieth century.

 

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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Business & Economics / Insurance / Health
Business & Economics / Human Resources & Personnel Management
Business & Economics / Labor
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.125 x 9.25 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.4 Pounds



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