Where Is the Popular Mandate?

Vicente Navarro

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Current policies of the federal government include substantial cuts in government health expenditures and dismantling government regulations in the health and medical-care sectors. These policies are being pursued under an assumed popular mandate. The existence of such a mandate is also assumed among large sectors of the political, medical, and academic establishments in this country. There is, indeed, a belief among many leaders of medical academic and healthcare institutions that there is a popular mandate to cut government health expenditures, with particular emphasis on those that affect the poor and the elderly; and an anti-government mood in the country, with.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1516-1518
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 9 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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