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One Nation, UninsuredWhy the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance$
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Jill Quadagno

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195160390

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.001.0001

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Provider Sovereignty and Civil Rights

Provider Sovereignty and Civil Rights

(p.77) three Provider Sovereignty and Civil Rights
One Nation, Uninsured

Jill Quadagno

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains how the radical politics of the South were enacted within the health care system. It shows how the performance of Medicare gave federal officials the resources to enforce racial integration on southern hospitals. The chapter notes that racial discrimination was widespread in the health care system, and that the legal basis for racial segregation was derived from the Plessy v. Ferguson case. It introduces the Hill-Burton, which was aimed at rural and poor communities that did not have access to health care, discusses the civil rights challenge, and also shows how Medicare was implemented.

Keywords:   radical politics, health care system, Medicare, racial integration, racial discrimination, racial segregation, Hill-Burton, civil rights

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