That health care is a subsystem of the welfare state has dominated the study of states and health care policy. But this conception omits two other faces of the stateas a putatively democratic organization and as the manager of industrial economies in a capitalist world. Policy can be analyzed fruitfully in terms of the tensions between these three faces of the health care state.
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