Lecture 5 - Lecture 5 17th century England London was...

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Lecture 5 1/31/11 17 th century England London was approaching 1 million people Rose’s case Brought about the change in social reform in how medicine was conducted Overturned chartered rights that doctors had Allowed apothecaries to diagnose on their own Basis of the ruling was based on the spirit of the law that was equity Worked to deregulate the medical profession Other cases of deregulation seen as social reform 1980s England, US deregulated the market to help bring competition back Hoped to give big spur to economy Didn’t quite work What happened to health care from this? Margaret Thatcher, didn’t like National Health Services Starved it of funds, to make it lose face from the public Reagan Tried to cut back on Medicare and Medicaid Couldn’t cut back Medicare but could with Medicaid Also cut Food Stamps and other aids to the poor Major negative consequences Adult mortality The decline in this stat slowed down The disparity between white and black mortality grew Infant mortality Stopped decreasing in the 1980s One of the most sensitive indicators to social reform The numbers of the uninsured became more relevant and visible Current figure in 2010 is around 50 million Very aggressive HMOs began to take over 18 th century England Medical care became solely based on economic values, became a commodity
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