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dc.contributor.advisorWilliam Winslade, Ph.D., J.Den_US
dc.creatorRebecca B Lunstrothen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:05:43Z
dc.date.available2009-06-09en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:05:43Z
dc.date.created2006-12-12en_US
dc.date.issued2006-12-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12122006-171716en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/291
dc.description.abstractThe United States is the only industrialized nation that relies almost exclusively on private employers to fund health care. As this thesis will set out to demonstrate, the ability of private employers to fund this burden has been slowly eroding to the point that the system is on the brink of collapse. Without viable alternatives in place our health-care system will begin to fail the people who most rely on it: wage earners who work for private companies. How did we get to this point? Historically, the establishment of employer-based health insurance evolved largely outside the political arena, and the federal government’s involvement was initially relegated to sustaining the system - not fixing it. Thus, presidential administrations that attempted to change how health care was funded have been unsuccessful in their campaigns. The reasons for these failures will be explored in the context of recommending solutions that acknowledge the malfunctions in the current system, as well as the foundation of that very system which has kept employer-based health insurance the backbone of the health-care industry of America.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjecthealth policyen_US
dc.subjecthealth insuranceen_US
dc.titleEmployer-based health insurance in the United States from 1920-present: The fall of an empireen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster ofArtsen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentInstitiute for Medical Humanitiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRonald A. Carson, Ph.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKyriakos Markides, Ph.D.en_US


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