THE HISTORY OF HEALTH CARE: Looking back and moving forward

Kirby, Thornton
May 2011
South Carolina Business;May/Jun2011, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p10
The article focuses on the history of health care in the U.S. It recounts the use of health insurance benefits offered by companies to their employees at the end of World War II. It mentions the legislation of health care reform and the rising costs of health care which created uncertainties to American's accessibility to health care. It also looks into the effort of South Carolina's hospitals to offer improvement of patients' health care and reduction of their costs in the state.


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