The thesis seeks to investigate how the increasing power of financial markets on the economy, also known as “financialization,” has been influencing changes in public health care in the last decades. By reassessing recent reforms in two universal systems – “Assurance Maladie” in France and “Sistema Único de Saúde” in Brazil – from this fresh theoretical ground, it shows how these have been serving to feed financial markets, favor financial actors, and input the rationality of private finance into the public system. Finally, it considers how such shifts may contribute to undermine access to health care as a fundamental human right.
Transformations of National Healthcare Systems under financialization: an interpretation of the French and Brazilian reforms since the 2000's
Institution : Université Paris 13
Promotion : 2016
Field of Study : Social Sciences
Research Unit : CEPN – CNRS
Doctoral School : Erasme
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