How did we get here?
To truly understand our current situation and how it happened one must start at the beginning. Why does universal health care matter? Why does it matter today and not in the past? Everyone agrees that health care costs are unstainable, but how did it get this way?
I want to take you on a journey starting with what health care was like in Europe prior to the time England settled the colonies until just before President Obama ran for his first election. We will first examine the structure of healthcare delivery in Europe prior to the discovery of the Americas’ up to the founding of the colonies. When the colonies were settled this same medieval style of medicine followed. Next, we will explore the changes in medicine that occurred from 1600 until 1900 and how these changes increased the cost of medical care making some sort of insurance necessary.
Finally, we will discover why America did not adopt compulsory national insurance the same time other industrialized nations did. What were the changes in modern insurance that opened the door to compulsory insurance now, but not when Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, President Clinton and Senator Edward Kennedy attempted to nationalize insurance.
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ObamaCare: the law!
How did ObamaCare become the law of the land? In this three part series I am going to take us from when Senator Obama embarked on his campaign promoting universal healthcare. His promises of no mandate. Every family saving $2,500 on their premiums. A fully transparent discussion on healthcare. And, that we would be allowed to keep our plan.
Next, we explore how ObamaCare became law under President Obama. Finally, all the challenges to the law after it was voted in by Congress.
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Why are people losing heathcare?10/26/2013
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”...more
300,000 to lose health coverage in Florida, 279,000 in California
“Let me be exactly clear about what health care reform means to you. First of all, if you’ve got health insurance, you like your doctors, you like your plan, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan. Nobody is talking about taking that away from you.” ...more