Multinational Corporations and Health Care in the United States and Latin America: Strategies, Actions and Effects
The process of globalization raises several problems regarding health care and public health. Influenced by public policy-makers in the United States, such organizations as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO) have advocated policies that encourage reduction and privatization of health care and public health services previously provided in the public sector (Stocker et al. 1999; Iriart et al. 2001; Rao 1999; Turshen 1999; WHO 2000). International financial institutions and multinational corporations have influenced reforms that, while favourable to corporate interests, have worsened access to needed services and have strained the remaining public sector institutions.
KeywordsSocial Security International Monetary Fund World Trade Organization Multinational Corporation Social Security System
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