Why doesn't the U.S. have universal health care? The answer has everything to do with race, writes Jeneen Interlandi. "In the United States, racial health disparities have proved as foundational as democracy itself."
I had my Health Policy students read this #1619Project piece + a textbook chapter on the history of insurance. Student reflections include questions like, "Why don't textbooks include this history??" & make me so grateful for & .
From The NY Times 1619 Project, which highlights the effects of slavery on modern American life. Helmed by . One of several stories: Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
Poor, people of color being denied basic healthcare access because of “states’ rights” is nothing new and like many things in this country, is rooted in racism. Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
“Professional societies like the American Medical Association barred black doctors; medical schools excluded black students, and most hospitals and health clinics segregated black patients.“ Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
This new piece changed how I think about the obstacles to universal health care in America.
"In the United States, racial health disparities have proved as foundational as democracy itself."
Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
I am late to the humbling and extraordinary #1619Project, and feel deeply indebted to for the breadth and depth of these stories. But for #healthpolicytwitter, ICYMI, do yourself a favor and read this story by (1/3)
Just in time for updating the syllabi: Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
I would like to recommend this informative piece of writing from my former colleague, the wonderful
And here is 1619 Project essay on how race helped shape opposition to Universal Healthcare. Relevant to the South’s resistance to expansion of the ACA and the current debates over Medicare for All. #awschat #ImplicitBiasinHealthcare
Now you are racist if you don't support universal health care. Anyone keeping track of the increasing long list of official MSM signs that you are racist?
Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
The role of racism in America’s exceptionally cruel health system.
“There has never been any period in American history where the health of blacks was equal to that of whites,” Evelynn Hammonds, a historian of science at Harvard University, says.” Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
Working my way thru #1619Project. 's piece on healthcare is superb. "Why doesn’t the United States have universal health care? The answer has everything to do with race."
Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race via
Read this piece on the opposition to universal healthcare in the US and then reflect on the opposition to #MedicareForAll as an "infringement on freedom" as some Democrats are saying. The dog whistles are out. Freedom for whom?
"In the United States, racial health disparities have proved as foundational as democracy itself," insightful read in about why the US doesn't have universal #health care.
Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Reason: Race h/t ⁦⁩ #structuralracism #SDOH
At this point I can’t really assess the full 1619 corpus because I haven’t seen much of it, but here’s the first piece I saw.
I was unaware of this> Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race
Amazing and brutal. See photo of segregated #Miami hospital 1944 Why is #Canada different? - Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race - The New York Times
Working my way too slowly through the remarkable 1619 Project. This short piece by is a must-read historical guide to the racism that is baked into American health care and health coverage.
Why Doesn’t America Have Universal Health Care? One Word: Race, by via #UHC #racism