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Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Gunnar Almgren


While the Obama administration's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to all. In Health Care as a Right of Citizenship, Gunnar Almgren argues that the ACA's primary significance is not in its expansion of health care entitlements but in its affirming by an act of Congress the idea that comprehensive health care must be available to all as a right of citizenship. The mainstream American public now views access to affordable health care to all citizens as a crucial funct ... More

Keywords: health care reform, social welfare policy, health care policy, political philosophy, social justice, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170130
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gunnar Almgren, author
University of Washington