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Interview with Beatrix Hoffman: Health Care for Some

October 13, 2012

Earlier today, we sat down with Professor Beatrix Hoffman, author of the recent book Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States Since 1930.

Beatrix was in Grand Rapids to present at the 2012 Great Lakes History Conference at GVSU.

We talked about the history of what she referred to as health care rationing in the US, from the early part of the 20th Century through the Affordable Health Care Act. She talked a bit about the history of grassroots social movements and health care reform, which once again demonstrates that change comes from below, not from those in power.

Beatrix also highlighted three women activists, each of which had a tremendous impact on health care policy and health care rights from the 1930s through the 1980s.

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