Health Care Craving

The Universal Health Care Craving

Harry Truman regretted that during his presidency, 1945-1953, he was unable to implement national health care. The idea has a long history.

1936

Citizens of the USSR have the right to health protection. This right is ensured by free, qualified medical care provided by state health institutions

(Constitution of the Union of Soviet Soviet Republics, the USSR)

1978

Create a national health care system, along the following lines:

  • All medical costs are covered, by a combination of insurance, health maintenance organizations, free public health service. and sliding scale payments based on income.
  • The system is progressively financed.
  • The system is controlled by democratically elected community-based committees.
  • There is a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week medical care / emergency room available in every neighborhood, based in neighborhood clinics.

(ACORN People’s Platform, St. Louis Missouri, the United States of America)

1982

The state develops medical and health services, promotes modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, encourages and supports the setting up of various medical and health facilities by the rural economic collectives, state enterprises and undertakings and neighbourhood organizations, and promotes sanitation activities of a mass character, all to protect the people’s health.

(Constitution of the People’s Republic of China)

2006

Make sure everyone has access to affordable health care

We will join 36 other industrialized nations in making sure everyone has access to affordable health care

Every American should have affordable health insurance

(2006 Democratic Party Congressional Promise)

2009

Elections have consequences: we voted for universal health care and intend to get it done. (Nancy Pelosi, Jul 17, 2009)

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