New Book by Colleen M. Grogan details the history of the American health care state and Reveals that the Public has been Misled.
By Crown Family School
Colleen M. Grogan's new book, Grow and Hide is a sweeping history of the American health care state that reveals the public has been intentionally misled about the true role of government. The US government has always invested federal, state, and local dollars in public health protection and prevention. Despite this public funding, however, Americans typically believe the current system is predominantly comprised of private actors with little government interference.
As Grogan reveals, America has never had a system that resembles a competitive, free-market model. Given how much the government already invests in the health care system, means how these funds are distributed and administered are fundamental political questions for the American public, not questions that the private sector should decide. If we want to fix care in America, we need to reimagine the way it is organized, prioritized, funded, and, perhaps most importantly, discussed. Grow & Hide is an important contribution to this reimagining.
Before sweeping reform can ever fix America's broken health care system, we must have an honest discussion about the significant public investment buoying the private sector.