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A Brief History of Health Insurance with Dean Baker

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Inspired by a tweet (I probably spend too much time on Twitter), I wanted to understand why health insurance doesn't extend to our eyes and teeth, why the US doesn't have a more robust public health system (thanks racism), how healthcare and drugs got to be so expensive (thanks Bob Dole), and what healthcare looks like in a "post-COVID" world. The tweet: https://twitter.com/stepville/status/1397760624449359882 <br> Connect with Dean Baker on the internet: twitter.com/DeanBaker13 <br> cepr.net/ <br> cepr.net/blog/dean-bakers-beat-the-press/ <br> deanbaker.net/ <br> Follow along on the internet: instagram.com/tcbrpod/ <br> twitter.com/TCBRpod<br> thatcantberight.substack.com/ <br> Follow Rhian on the internet:

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Inspired by a tweet (I probably spend too much time on Twitter), I wanted to understand why health insurance doesn't extend to our eyes and teeth, why the US doesn't have a more robust public health system (thanks racism), how healthcare and drugs got to be so expensive (thanks Bob Dole), and what healthcare looks like in a "post-COVID" world.



The tweet: https://twitter.com/stepville/status/1397760624449359882 &lt;br&gt;



Connect with Dean Baker on the internet: twitter.com/DeanBaker13 &lt;br&gt; cepr.net/ &lt;br&gt; cepr.net/blog/dean-bakers-beat-the-press/ &lt;br&gt; deanbaker.net/ &lt;br&gt;



Follow along on the internet: instagram.com/tcbrpod/ &lt;br&gt; twitter.com/TCBRpod&lt;br&gt; thatcantberight.substack.com/ &lt;br&gt;



Follow Rhian on the internet: twitter.com/RhiansHope&lt;br&gt; instagram.com/rhianshope/ &lt;br&gt; joinclubhouse.com/@rhianshope&lt;br&gt;
Dean Baker
I am a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (@ceprdc). I also run the blog Beat the Press (@beat_the_press)

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