Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Kent Sandstrom


In studying this topic, I used print resources from the last thirty years to investigate the history of the medical profession, including the ideals that shaped it and have bound it for more than 100 years. I studied the attempts at health care reform in the last 100 years, through numerous wars, economic crises, and political flux. I summarized health care systems from ten other developed nations to understand what is working - and what is not - in health care around the world. I surveyed issues plaguing the health care system in America today, and studied the trends that have brought them to the forefront of this health care battle. I sought connections between these topics, discerning the reason that national health care has not manifested in the United States, and seeking the solution to the health care disparity. I wanted to know where health care reform has failed in the past, what is needed in American health care, and how it can be accomplished in the current American political climate.

Year of Submission


University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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