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Health Care – 1948 Duh!

June 2, 2016
From Sebastian Junger’s new book “Tribe”:
“Bristish historian have linked the hardships of the Blitz–and the social unity that followed–to a landslide vote that brought in the Labour Party into power in 1945 and eventually gave the United Kingdom national health care and a strong wlefare state, The Blitz hit after years of poverty in England, and both experiences served to bind the society together in ways the rejecterd the primacy of business interests over the welfare of the people. That era didn’t end until the wartime generation started to fade out and Thatcher was elected prime minister in 1979. “In every upheaval we rediscover and regain freedoms” one sociologist wrote about England’s reaction to war “We relearnsome old truths about the connection between happiness, unselfishness, and the simplification of living.”
And FRED NOTES: We’ve fforgot out connection to our fellow Americans.
Ah, in 1948 the only group that opposed national health care was the AMA in the USA which called it “socialized medicine” (This when American was the richest and most powerful nation in the world.
Also, in the 1950’s the AMA was against free distributiuon of the polito vaccine by the government, claiming that was “:socialized medicine?”
You can have a democracy and socilism programs–ask any right-wing, Republican who has served in the military ot worked for the defense industry and receives benefits supported by taxpayers. It’s okay for them but not for us. HA!
The hell with Hillary and her Kool-Aid drinking moderation–go Bernie, kick ass.


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