Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America. Laurie Kaye Abraham.

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America

Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Hardcover. xi, [1], 289, [1] p.; 24 cm. Off-chite cloth with red spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. The author uses the experiences of a real family in North Lawndale, a suburb of Chicago, to demonstrated the "gaps, inconsistences, and inequalities the poor face when they seek health care . . . how Medicaid and Medicare work (and don't work), the Catch-22s of hospital financing in the inner city, the racial politics of organ transplants, the failure of childhood immunization programs, the vexed issues of individual responsibility and institutional paternalism." -- dust jacket. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: slightly rubbed; clean and bright. Fine / near fine. Item #008021
ISBN: 0226001385

Price: $35.00