Government and Public Health in America

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Edward Elgar, 2007 - 529 pages
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How involved should the government be in American healthcare? Ronald Hamowy argues that to answer this pressing question, we must understand the genesis of the five main federal agencies charged with responsibility for our health: the Public Health Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the Veterans Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and Medicare. In examining these, he traces the growth of federal influence from its tentative beginnings in 1798 through the ambitious infrastructures of today and offers startling insights on the current debate.

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The late Ronald Hamowy, formerly Professor Emeritus of History, University of Alberta, Canada, Affiliate Professor of Economics, George Mason University and Fellow, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, US

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