Orange County Register

CSUF Expert: As the Pendulum Swings — America’s History of Health Insurance Expansions

Here’s a question keeping many people in our country up at night these days: Just why is our health insurance system so hard to fix?

To answer, we have to look back at the 20th century. Our system is complicated because, as a nation, we have a very hard time agreeing on the final goal of the system itself. It’s indisputable that study after study has clearly shown the importance of health insurance — it is the key factor in deciding whether individuals gets the health care they need in the United States. But we just can’t agree on what the system should look like.

Continue reading the Living Textbook article by Shana Alex Charles, assistant professor of health science, in the Orange County Register.

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