'Hospital City, Health Care Nation'
A new book by Guian McKee, co-director of the Miller Center's Health Care Policy Program, recasts the story of the health care system by focusing on the role of hospitals in American communities
Crisis in the hospital city
The spending that supports American hospitals has constrained possibilities for comprehensive health care reform, writes the author
How do Americans medicalize social problems?
A detailed historical case study chronicles the role of Johns Hopkins Hospital within its East Baltimore community
Jimmy Carter and the hospital industry
Our 39th president attempted hospital cost containment before comprehensive health care reform but had trouble gaining traction
Guian McKee in the news
Hospital-centric "company towns"
Guian McKee's latest book highlights how hospitals dominate the economies of many cities, affecting public policy decisions beyond medical care
President Biden’s big health care win
Incrementalism doesn’t excite activists—but it’s how health care systems are built, according to Guian McKee in the Washington Post
Hospitals and the COVID-19 pandemic
Hospitals closed while the coronavirus pandemic raged. In USA Today, Guian McKee wrote that hospitals should have served the public, not owners' pocketbooks
About the author
GUIAN MCKEE is an associate professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center and co-director of the Health Care Policy Project. He received a PhD in American history at the University of California, Berkeley, in May 2002, and is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia (University of Chicago Press, 2008). At the Miller Center, McKee works extensively with the Presidential Recordings Program. His research focuses on how federal policy, especially in the executive branch, plays out at the local level in American communities.