Immigration and the Right to Healthcare
Beatrix Hoffman is a historian of the U.S. health care system. She is the author of two books, The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America and Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States since 1930, and co-editor of Patients as Policy Actors. She has published articles on many topics in health care history, including social movements in the U.S. health system, the origins of insurance copayments and deductibles, and the rise of the emergency room as safety net. She has been the recipient of awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council for Learned Societies, and served as guest curator for the National Library of Medicine's exhibition "For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform." Beatrix is Professor of History at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where she is a member of Faculty Advocates for Undocumented Students and NIU DREAM Action. Her current research examines the history of the right to health care for immigrants and migrants in the United States.
Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm
Gasson Hall, 100
Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467