Thanks to all of your support, as promised, we have restarted the Yale Press Podcast series! In Episode 27, host Chris Gondek interviews Paul Starr, professor of sociology at Princeton and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine. Starr‘s newest book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform is out now from Yale University Press; this interview covers the near century-long history and present health care challenges of the United States, including discussions of Roosevelt, Johnson, Nixon, Clinton, and Obama’s administrations, as well as reform policies enacted by then-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. From his perspective as former senior adviser to President Clinton’s health care reform plan, Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change.
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