A short history of health care.

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March 13 2007 6:52 PM

A Short History of Health Care

Jonathan Cohn shows how we got here.

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Markets can do many wonderful things, which is why I'm glad to live in a capitalist country. But they've made a complete hash of the health-care system. Doesn't that reality deserve more than passing respect?

Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His  book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.