Title

Social Solidarity in Health Care, American Style

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

48

Abstract

The ACA shifted U.S. health policy from centering on principles of actuarial fairness toward social solidarity. Yet four legal fixtures of the health care system have prevented the achievement of social solidarity: federalism, fiscal pluralism, privatization, and individualism. Future reforms must confront these fixtures to realize social solidarity in health care, American-style.

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