DSA Eugene Discussion guide
“Health Care Reform and Social Movements”
by Beatrix Hoffman
Article found here
Printable booklet found here
Optional readings in the Healthcare Readings folder:
By Beatrix Hoffman:
The False Promise of the Private Welfare State
Restraining the Health Care Consumer
Tell Me Again: Why Is There No National Health Insurance In The United States?
By Other Authors:
The Persistence of the Health Insurance Dilemma
The Praxis of Poor People’s Movements
Policy-Elite Perceptions and Social Movement Success
2011 Health Care Transformation
Rights to Health Care in the United States: Inherently Unstable
The Future of Medicaid Transformation
Undocumented, Uninsured, Unafraid
(By Beatrix Hoffman in Dissent Magazine, Spring 2018)
Immigration and the Right to Health Care
(YouTube; Beatrix Hoffman at Boston College)
Q-and-A: NIU’s Beatrix Hoffman discusses her new book on history of U.S. health care rights
Health Care for Some
(C-SPAN, talk by Beatrix Hoffman at Grand Valley State University)
Interview with Beatrix Hoffman
Possible Discussion Questions:
- What are the benefits and trade offs of professionalizing resistance?
- In what ways do professional advocacy groups differ from what you understand to be grassroots initiatives?
- What impediments do you imagine undermine grassroots organizing?