Timeline created by Valeriecheung
In History
  • 1700's colonial times

    Medicine was fairly basic for the first few generations of colonists who landed in the new world. Women played the most significant role especially when it came to childbirth.
    In 1756, the medical college of Philadelphia was founded, and two years later, the medical department of King's College was established
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War
    It was really common in those days of soldiers dying because o the disease than the wounds they got from the wars.
    After the was has ended in 1886, The U.S. Army established the Hospital Corps, and some private insurance pools and employer-provided healthcare started to appear
  • The industrial revolution

    As the industrial revolution rolled on, the dangerous nature of the work led to more and more workplace injuries. To shield union members from catastrophic financial losses reasoning to injury or illness, companies began to offer various forms of sickness protection, and has started the idea of compulsory healthcare
  • Medical expansion

    Medical expansion
    In 1996, Clinton signed the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which established privacy standards for individuals
  • Extending coverage

    The healthcare has slowed down at a point, as the national healthcare debate was tabled while U.S. focused on increased threat of terrorism
  • The affordable care act

    After Barak Obama was elected as the president of the USA, he got back to the work on reforming the health care system.The law represented the most significant overhaul and expansion of healthcare coverage since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid back in 1095.