Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332123 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745332178 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Healthcare

Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Healthcare

Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson

Distributed for Pluto Press

248 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745332123 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745332178 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

To Live and Die in America details how the United States has among the worst indicators of health in the industrialised world and at the same time spends significantly more on its health care system than any other industrial nation.

Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson explain this contradictory phenomenon as the product of the unique brand of capitalism that has developed in the US. It is this particular form of capitalism that created both the social and economic conditions that largely influence health outcomes and the inefficient, unpopular and inaccessible health care system that is incapable of dealing with them.

The authors argue that improving health in America requires a change in the conditions in which people live and work as well as a restructured health care system.

Contents

1. Class, Power, Health and Healthcare
2. The Medical Miracle?
3. To Live and Die in 19th Century America: A Class Based Explanation of the Rise and Fall of Infectious Disease
4. Death in Our Times: The Exceptional Class Context for Chronic Disease in America
5. The Political Economy of US Healthcare: The Medical Industrial Complex
6. Three Easy Lessons
Notes
Index

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