Knickman, J. R., & Kovner, A. R. (2015). Healthcare delivery in the United States (11th ed). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Read Chapter 1. You may also review any basic economic texts on these systems.
Papanicolas, I., Woskie, L. R., & Jha, A. K. (2018). Health care spending in the United States and other high-income countries. JAMA, 319(10), 1024-1039.
This article reviews healthcare spending in the United States and other countries.
Wetherell, G., Reyna, C., & Sadler, M. (2013). Public option versus the market: Perceived value violations drive opposition to healthcare reform. Political Psychology, 34(1),43-66. This article reviews several studies that investigate how policy beneficiaries view healthcare reform.
Seidman, L. (2015). The Affordable Care Act versus Medicare for all. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 40(4),911-921. This article reviews whether Medicare for All might alleviate many problems associated with the Affordable Care Act.
Films on Demand. (1994). The great healthcare debate [Video file]. (56m) This program with Bill Moyers provides a historical view of the role of the media and special interest groups in the demise of national health care reform.