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  •  Founding Fathers' Marine Hospitals (4+ / 0-)

    Perhaps you could point out that in 1798 our Founding Fathers mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.

    Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance -In 1798

    In July of 1798, Congress passed – and President John Adams signed - “An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen.” The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.

    Keep in mind that the 5th Congress did not really need to struggle over the intentions of the drafters of the Constitutions in creating this Act as many of its members were the drafters of the Constitution.

    And when the Bill came to the desk of President John Adams for signature, I think it’s safe to assume that the man in that chair had a pretty good grasp on what the framers had in mind.

    The bold text is by me, but I think it might be the bit that drives the point home for her.

    “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

    by se portland on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 05:59:59 AM PDT

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