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Eight Decades of Discouragement: The History of Health Care Cost Containment in the USA

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost


This chapter traces the history of attempts at cost control in the United States from the origins of our modern health care financing system in the 1930s and 1940s, through health care cost regulation in the 1970s, and the deregulatory 1980s and 1990s, to the Affordable Care Act.

Corresponding author: Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor Washington and Lee University College of Law

Published Online: 2012-09-10

©2012 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin/Boston

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