Immigration and the right to healthcare

Beatrix Hoffman, a historian of the U.S. health care system, will present “Immigration and the Right to Healthcare” on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. She is the author of the books, The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America and Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States since 1930, and co-editor of Patients as Policy Actors. She has published articles on topics such as social movements in the U.S. health system, the origins of insurance co-payments and deductibles, and the rise of the emergency room as safety net. Hoffman is a faculty member at Northern Illinois University and her work has been supported by awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council for Learned Societies. Sponsor: Park Street Corporation Speaker Series.

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