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Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Jessica M. Mulligan and Heide Castañeda


Unequal Coverage documents the everyday experiences of individuals across the United States as they attempted to access coverage and care in the five years following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The contributors to this edited volume employ research methods rooted in ethnography and focused on how reform was actually experienced on the ground by frontline health care workers, the newly insured, and those who remained uninsured. The book argues that while the ACA did extend social protections to some groups previously excluded from health insurance, its design- and controversy- ... More

Keywords: Affordable Care Act, health reform, ethnography, implementation, risk, responsibility, stratified citizenship, medical anthropology, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781479897001
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica M. Mulligan, editor
Providence College

Heide Castañeda, editor
University of South Florida

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