Dr. Amy Foster


Historically, the United States has struggled to provide accessible healthcare to all Americans. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country must rebuild its healthcare system to account for the devastating loss of healthcare personnel and the impending physician shortage. This paper discusses four U.S. laws that were intended to increase accessibility and how their history can guide the nation to better healthcare.

About the Author

Jazmin Alvarez recently completed her BS degree in Health Sciences and a Minor in History. Her research into the history of healthcare accessibility is directly related to her interests in medical practice. She plans to attend medical school.



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