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Welfare Medicine in America: A Case Study of Medicaid/Poor People's Medicine: Medicaid and American Charity Care since 1965

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In fact, their titles include the phrases "charity care" and "welfare medicine," which capture Medicaid's distinct policy lineage in the earlier social welfare programs such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Old Age Assistance (OAA). Welfare Medicine in America was first published in 1973, just eight years after the passage of Medicaid, and thus its authors envisioned a role for government that was perhaps a bit more optimistic than other historians might have provided when writing in the years of government mistrust and pessimism surrounding the capacity of the state to solve social problems in the post-Watergate era.

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