With the Republican healthcare plan making its way throught the Senate, Frank and David step back to look at the history of healthcare in the United States, including:

  • Why Franklin Pierce thought the federal government shouldn't fund insane asylums
  • Why the AMA opposed healthcare as a part of Social Security
  • Why health insurance and employment became linked
  • Why health care reform has been a perennial topic over the past several decades

Last Drops

Frank: Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History and the programs they sponsor for American teachers.

David: The Stonewall Inn (and the Phil Sheridan statue outside)

 

Check out the new outro credits by Edinburgh doctoral student Catherine Bateson (thanks, Catherine!)

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