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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

How American Health Care Became So Chaotic


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This event is the last of the Thursday Morning Lecture Series on Our Changing Economic Landscape.

How did the American health care system develop its fragmented, irrational form? The answer is found in an unlikely place—the construction of the modern insurance system through collective bargaining in industry in the postwar years. The organized economic power of industrial workers had a transformative effect on the health care market and reshaped health care policy, as workers’ efforts to preserve their own health and well-being interacted with emerging deindustrialization and rising social inequality.

Our speaker, Gabriel Winant, is a historian at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America, was published this year by Harvard University Press.

Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed shortly before the date of the event.
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December 16, 2021 (Thursday) 10:00am
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