Closing the Frontier

  • Jeffrey C. Merrill


To reform the health care system—or for that matter any other social system in the United States—we must have a better understanding of the historical and cultural factors that have influenced both the evolution of that system and our attitudes and expectations toward it. In other words, “How did we get here, and now what can we do about it?”


Unemployment Insurance Health Care Reform Coalition Government Individual Liberty Universal Health Care 
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