Health care Reform in America

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    Hstory of Health Care Reform in America

  • Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen

    Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen
    Legslative documentation“An Act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen” established the Marine Hospital Service for merchant seamen. The Marine Hospital Service — forerunner of the present-day PHS — became a component of the Treasury Department. A monthly hospital tax of 20 cents was deducted from the pay of merchant seamen in the first prepaid medical care plan in the United States.
  • First attempt at Health Care Reform

    First attempt at Health Care Reform
    Former President Theodore Roosevelt campaigns as the Progressive Party candidate on a platform calling for a single national health service. Teddy Roosevelt and his progressive party endorse national health insurance as part of their platform but lose the election.
  • Maternity and Infancy Protection

    The Maternity and Infancy Act of 1921 (Sheppard-Towner Act) provides grants to states to plan maternal and child health services. The legislation serves as a prototype for federal grants-in-aid to the states in the area of health.
  • National Health Insurance Initiative

    National Health Insurance Initiative
    Harry Truman was reelected in part on a mandate to institute single-payer national health insurance system with subsidies to pay for the poor. Pitched as part of his Fair Deal group of programs, the plan ran into opposition from the AMA, which branded it "socialized medicine," a damning description in the early days of the Cold War. Also, southern Democrats helped block it, fueled by fears it would lead to the desegregation of hospitals.
  • Revenue Act

    Revenue Act excludes employers' contributions to employee's health plans from taxable income.
  • EEOC

    The EEOC was established on July 2, 1965; its mandate is specified under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA),[11] the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The ADA is administered by the EEOC. Bipolar disorder is one of the many conditions covered by the Act.
  • Medicare and Medicaid

    Medicare and Medicaid
    The Medicare and Medicaid programs are signed into law. Medicare pays for hospital care and limited skilled nursing and home health care for retirees and offers option to help pay for physician care. Medicaid assists states in covering care for the poor and disabled. Neighborhood health centers are established to provide services to poor and medically underserved communities.
  • Health Care Crisis in America

    Health Care Crisis in America
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy holds hearings around the country before issuing issued a report, "The Health Care Crisis in America." He forwards a plan for a universal, single-payer system run thru the government and financed through payroll taxes.
  • Protecting Individuals with Disabilities

    Protecting Individuals with Disabilities
    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in any program or activity that receives federal
    financial assistance. Section 504 is designed to ensure that students with certain disabilities can participate in school
    programs and activities including fieldtrips, libraries, assemblies, graduations...
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan

    Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan
    President Nixon counters with a proposal calling for universal coverage, voluntary employer participation, and a separate program for the working poor and the unemployed. Both his and Kennedy's measures, and several compromise attempts, fail as support splinters among the various plans.
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    some of the themes encountered in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are oppression taking away people's basic human rights and the question of what is insanity? one can observe a few revolutionary themes in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." These characters are being oppressed and tortured by the oppressed during the civil rights era. I'm referring specifically to "Sam." What McMurphy calls all of the African American employees at the hospital.

    NARPA‘s mission is to promote policies and pursue strategies that result in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses making their own choices regarding treatment. We educate and mentor those individuals to enable them to exercise their legal and human rights with a goal of abolition of all forced treatment.
  • Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act

    The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act provides the largest expansion of benefits since the creation of the program and increases premiums. But act causes dissension, in part because long-term services are not covered and more affluent beneficiaries don't need the expanded coverage. The act is repealed before provisions go into effect. The McKinney Act is signed into law, providing health care to the homeless.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act
    Passed by Congress in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the nation's first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications.
  • Universal Health Coverage

    Universal Health Coverage
    President Bill Clinton proposes the most ambitious reworking of the health care system since Medicare and Medicaid, aiming squarely for universal coverage. But he cannot persuade fellow Democrats in control of Congress to adopt it. The proposals drew strong opposition from the health care industry and employers. The Childhood Immunization Act supports the provision of vaccines for children eligible for Medicaid, children without health insurance, and Native American children.
  • State Children's Health Insurance Program

    State Children's Health Insurance Program
    The State Children's Health Insurance Program is established to help provide medical care to children in low-income families that are not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.
  • Diabetes In Public Schools

    Diabetes In Public Schools
    As Diabetes bacame more common in children, schools needed a way to understand and deal with the issues surrounding this medical issue. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) published a document titled Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
  • Obama's Health Plan

    Obama's Health Plan
    On a 219-212 vote, House passes landmark legislation aimed at extending insurance to 32 million people and achieving nearly universal coverage. Spring of 2010 Obama's compromise proposal drops public option and bridges elements of the two bills. Without the ability to overcome a filibuster, Senate decides to pass compromise bill under the reconciliation process, which is allowed primarily for budgetary matters and needs only a simple majority vote instead of a supermajority.
  • Affordable Care Act

    Affordable Care Act
    Under the old health care system, it was legal to deny health insurance to people with diabetes or force them to pay more for insurance coverage simply because they had diabetes. Even for people who had insurance coverage, their plan
    sometimes didn’t cover the most basic diabetes needs, As a result, many people ended up suffering needlessly from complications of diabetes that might have been prevented.
  • National health insurance

    National health insurance
    The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, declares the national health insurance law constitutional, saying Congress has the right under its taxation powers to mandate that individuals buy insurance.