Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The end of this book really illustrated the confusing perspectives that were forced upon americans. Beginning with the the proposal of Medicare, propaganda and other solely political methods were used to sway the public's votes. It shows how politically loaded healthcare became and how party loyalty most likely affected people's opinions, as seen in the failure of Clinton's health reform. This section also put emphasis on the struggle of African Americans during the early phases of health care reform. I found it interesting that the proposal of Medicare came right around the same time as the Civil Rights Movement. It seems the 50-60's were a hot bed for social activism.