State and Insurance : The Long-Term Trends in Danish Health Policy from 1672 to 1973

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Løkke, Anne; (2007)
  • Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
  • Journal: Hygiea Internationalis: an Interdisciplinary Journal for the History of Public Health (issn: 1404-4013)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3384/hygiea.1403-8668.07617
  • Subject: health policy | social laws | absolutist policy | biopolicy | population health | health insurance | roots of Danish welfare state | Public aspects of medicine | RA1-1270

This paper discuss the path dependency of the Danish tax financed, egalitarian health policy. It is argued, that the Danish health policy of today can not be understood separately from its history. The principles of universalism and decommodification have roots that go ... View more
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