How universal health coverage was branded as radical | The Richmond Times-Dispatch
This piece I published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch looks at the history behind why we often frame universal health coverage as a radical proposal in the U.S.:
“Why, if the U.S. is the outlier, do our public discussions so often frame the international norm of universal coverage as extreme?
As it turns out, this idiosyncratic perspective doesn’t stem from a uniquely American love of freedom. It’s a legacy of special interest campaigns during the first half of the 20th century that successfully branded public health insurance as radical.”