Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: private health insurance

  • Public insurance expansion versus a single payer system

    Adil Menon Brookline, Massachusetts   Since the late 1940s when employer based private health insurance became increasingly prevalent in the United States, the expansion of public health insurance to a growing share of the population has been viewed as the best approach to helping people, particularly those on the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum,…