Why is health care in the United States so expensive? Why does the United States find it so difficult to provide quality, affordable health care to most of its citizens? What is the relationship among the government, doctors, and insurance companies? Christy Chapin explains how insurance companies became so central to the provision of health care in the United States.
Christy Chapin is Assistant Professor of History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the author of Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Insurance System. Read more about her work here.