A great resource for understanding the development, problems, and possible solutions to health care in the US.
Illness is always a risk, but for a growing number of Americans, poor health can also mean bankruptcy or being forced to choose between enormous healthcare costs and other needs. Unemployment, too, is always a risk, but for many Americans losing one's job can lead to a loss of health insurance or being denied coverage at a new job. Health at Risk clarifies this issue clear in five briskly written chapters. It demands attention from policymakers, social scientists, and everyone concerned with the public good.
(Craig Calhoun, president, Social Science Research Council)