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Civil Rights and Discrimination

Saint Louis University School of Law

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Health Care Divided: Race And Healing A Nation, Sidney D. Watson Jan 2000

Health Care Divided: Race And Healing A Nation, Sidney D. Watson

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Race matters. Race—particularly racial segregation—casts a pervasive shadow over the organization of American health care. It influences the ownership and governance of institutional providers. It helps account for the high cost of health care in the United States. It contributes to America’s abysmal health status, among the worst of the industrialized world. It is reflected, in part, in the lack of national health insurance. So David Barton Smith begins this book, a book he describes as the story of “a divided nation, a divided health care system, and the uncompleted journey to heal both.”[1]

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