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Health-care historian: GOP opposing ideas it long espoused

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november 20th, 2009:

health-care historian: gop opposing ideas it long espoused

by stacey burling

inquirer staff writer

...there was a time when many of the changes included in the house and senate health bills would have been considered republican or at least bipartisan ideas, starr said. in the days of harry s. truman, he said, democrats favored a single-payer system. the current approach is closer to what president nixon proposed before watergate sidelined his plans. he called for universal coverage through a combination of government and employer-based insurance...

That article has absolutely nothing to do with the GOP. It makes that one claim in the title, and Starr's quote in the 6th paragraph. I don't get it...How was this in line with the GOP beliefs? Because they've shifted from a single payer proposal to a dual system?

It addresses how the plan that is moving through congress is similar to that of Richard Nixon's plan.

The GOP has become so ideologically ossified that it cannot even accept reform ideas from its own historical leaders.

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Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

The GOP has become so ideologically ossified that it cannot even accept reform ideas from its own historical leaders.

Oh, Please!

Richard Nixon as the historical leader of the modern day GOP? That made me spit coffee thru my nose!

Oh, Please!

Richard Nixon as the historical leader of the modern day GOP? That made me spit coffee thru my nose!

They're trying to use this as a desperate ploy to argue that "Look, a republican considered it once. Therefor it's been a "long espoused" view of the GOP"

Since then, we've had...

Ford. "In the past 10 year period (1965-1975) Federal spending for health has increased from $5 billion to $37 billion. With greater Federal funding has come a multitude of Federal programs, regulations and restrictions--all motivated by the best of intentions but each adding to the confusion and overlap and inequity that now characterizes our efforts at the national level." - Ford's letter to congress.

He knew the federal government couldn't handle such a task and felt it was best to let the states manage it with financial assistance.

Reagan - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs)

Both bushes have come out and openly opposed the bill.

So wheres this long history of republicans loving health care reform?

They're trying to use this as a desperate ploy to argue that "Look, a republican considered it once. Therefor it's been a "long espoused" view of the GOP"

Since then, we've had...

Ford. "In the past 10 year period (1965-1975) Federal spending for health has increased from $5 billion to $37 billion. With greater Federal funding has come a multitude of Federal programs, regulations and restrictions--all motivated by the best of intentions but each adding to the confusion and overlap and inequity that now characterizes our efforts at the national level." - Ford's letter to congress.

He knew the federal government couldn't handle such a task and felt it was best to let the states manage it with financial assistance.

Reagan - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs)

Both bushes have come out and openly opposed the bill.

So wheres this long history of republicans loving health care reform?

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tewdles, RN

Specializes in PICU, NICU, L&D, Public Health, Hospice. Has 31 years experience.

They're trying to use this as a desperate ploy to argue that "Look, a republican considered it once. Therefor it's been a "long espoused" view of the GOP"

Since then, we've had...

Ford. "In the past 10 year period (1965-1975) Federal spending for health has increased from $5 billion to $37 billion. With greater Federal funding has come a multitude of Federal programs, regulations and restrictions--all motivated by the best of intentions but each adding to the confusion and overlap and inequity that now characterizes our efforts at the national level." - Ford's letter to congress.

He knew the federal government couldn't handle such a task and felt it was best to let the states manage it with financial assistance.

Reagan - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs)

Both bushes have come out and openly opposed the bill.

So wheres this long history of republicans loving health care reform?

Just out of curiosity... do you feel that Ford's approach worked well for the people of the USA?

Just out of curiosity... do you feel that Ford's approach worked well for the people of the USA?

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It never came to fruition. That was his suggestion in a letter to congress, who all decided they'd rather sit around and pat each other on the backs and tell each other what a great job they've been doing so far. A lot of things have changed in this country since that time, but it's still never goes over well when you try to tell a room full of politicians what a horrible job they're doing.

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to propose universal health care....

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

Does that make him the historic leader of the modern day Democrat Party?

Does that make him the historic leader of the modern day Democrat Party?

We could do a lot worse ... :)

We could do a lot worse ... :)

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