In a previous post, I presented a quote from Dwight Eisenhower that foreshadows the Obamacare insurance exchanges, and argued that Obamacare is a centrist healthcare law, one that rather than socialize the healthcare system instead promotes private hospitals and private insurance companies. I even wondered whether Eisenhower might support important components of the Affordable Care Act.
As it turns out, Eisenhower’s Vice President, Richard Nixon, also supported many reforms that later became parts of Obamacare. While president, Richard Nixon put forward a Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (or CHIP). In CHIP, Nixon laid out a range of interventions, including… (Read more and view comments at Forbes)