Daniel JB Mitchell: Video: National Health Insurance Debate Under Nixon

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

President Richard Nixon’s health care reform plan that he proposed in 1974, just another example of how President Nixon was ahead of his time and his plan looks very similar to what became the Affordable Care Act in 2010, or what is labeled as ObamaCare especially by its opponents. But the Nixon plan expanded health insurance through the private sector by helping people who couldn’t afford health insurance on their own, but not poor enough for Medicaid get financial help to purchase private health insurance.

Senator Ted Kennedy’s health care plan was what a lot of Progressive Democrats and Democrats even further left than that in Congress wanted during the 2009-10 health care reform debate that produced the Affordable Care Act. Which is Medicare for all and outlawing private health insurance companies. Making our health care system look very similar to what Canada has. With perhaps leaving private doctors and hospitals in place.

 

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