A Short History of American Medical Insurance

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  1. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member Donor

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    This attached link has a great article going into health insurance. At my age of 80, I have seen so many changes that when i hear people want the Feds to take this over, it stuns me.

    Why? Because when I was a young boy, charges paid to doctors were low. I did not hear of health insurance until probably after 1958. None of my jobs included health care. Even by 1964 at my short stint at GM, I do not recall a health care plan included. The Pile Drivers had nothing to offer. So if we wanted insurance, we had to locate an agent and pay the insurance firm. It was around 1968 that i offered my machine shop workers a kind of health plan. The workers and I would pay part of the charges. For me, the cost was higher since I had the employees but they only had to pay for themselves.

    Good article follows. i hope you use the link to read all of it. I would enjoy especially the other older people going into what happened when they were young and what changes they saw.

    https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/shor...k9TB8EacOOKwNackIChM5d6mPtM6gg&_hsmi=66476514

     
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    You’re 80 and don’t like govt. sponsored healthcare ? Why don’t do the rest of us a favor, get off your asteroid, go down to the nearest federal building and apply for an exemption from Medicare. Then, call up any health insurance provider and ask them for a plan that doesn’t cost you thousands a month. .
    . This is easily the funniest post today.
     
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