Announcement: “People Were Skeptical about Veterans’ Hospitals, Too: The Affordable Care Act and Health Policy Precedents,” a new online article from Ohio State Department of History
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People Were Skeptical about Veterans’ Hospitals, Too: The Affordable Care Act and Health Policy Precedents
by Jessica L. Adler
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
January 2014 (volume 7, issue 5)
The author, Jessica L. Adler, is a Visiting Researcher at Tufts University, and is completing a book about the roots of the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Portions of this article may be utilized in news reports, blogs, and websites. Please cite Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective and the author.
The article, People Were Skeptical about Veterans’ Hospitals, Too: The Affordable Care Act and Health Policy Precedents : Nothing in American political life has generated more acrimony in the last four years than the Affordable Care Act. While its opponents have decried this as an intrusion of the Federal government into the private market place and into people’s private lives, historian Jessica L. Adler demonstrates that the roots of “Obamacare” lie not in the Great Society programs of the 1960s or even the New Deal of the 1930s but in the legacy of the First World War and the creation of a health care system for military veterans. The whole article can be found at http://origins.osu.edu/.
About Origins: More than seven years old, Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective is a monthly ad-free magazine that features top scholars on today’s most pressing topics. It is published by the Ohio State History Department. Past Origins articles and content, available for free online, have been utilized by PBS documentaries and NPR stations, and been circulated by the Georgian president, US military generals, the AARP, and high school social studies teachers, while its authors include National Book Award winners and world-renowned scholars. You can also explore our book reviews of popular history books on the Origins website as well as our new monthly feature Milestones. Origins is interested in teaming with like-minded organizations and websites.
Drs. Steven Conn and Nicholas Breyfogle, Editors
Ohio State Department of History
230 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43210
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