Ideas Meet Institutions and the People Rise Up: Four Ideas and the Strange Century of Health Reform
17 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2010
Date Written: August 31, 2010
Few ideas have been pursued as long and as doggedly – or opposed quite as ferociously – as national health care. In this paper, I use the quest for NHI to reflect on just how ideas matter within the great grind of institutions, interests, and political time. The four ideas: social insurance, lockean liberalism (or dread of government), neo progressive technique, and market competition.
Keywords: ideas, institutions, national health insurance, social insurance, dread of government, Lockean liberalism, Neo Progressive Technique, Market Competition
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