Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: public health insurance

  • Public insurance expansion versus a single payer system

    Adil MenonBrookline, 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, obtain medical…