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cetmst BS: US Health Care Benefits (18) RE: BS: US Health Care Benefits 31 Mar 17

Universal Health Care was a proposal in Theodore Roosevelt's unsuccessful 1916 presidential campaign. Franklin Roosevelt's original agenda in 1935 included Social Security, Unemployment Insurance and Universal Health Care but because he felt opposition of the AMA, established medicine and a cost conscious Congress would cause defeat of the whole program he abandoned medical care. Nearly every president from Harry Truman to Donald Trump has given lip service to health care for all but differences in who pays how much to whom for what has pitted Congress, the Health Insurance industry, employers, labor, pro-life and pro-choice groups, the AMA, the AARP and countless other organizations against each other. Check out 'Physicians for a National Health Program'. Universal Health Plans in other countries have unique sets of administration, benefits and problems. To date Medicare may be the first step.

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