Not everyone will agree that universal healthcare

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Not everyone will agree that universal healthcare would benefit Americans. Some may think that an increase in taxes would be necessary to fund such a large under taking, this may be true, but when considering that people are no longer paying high premiums for insurance this tax increase would be minimal in comparison. Another counter argument some may have is that they prefer a choice in their healthcare provider or company they will receive healthcare from. “Americans, and conservatives in particular, have a strong belief in classical liberalism and the idea that the government should play a limited role in society.” (Callaghan 2017) While I understand their concern, under a universal healthcare system it is likely that most doctors will participate, therefore they would be able to keep the doctors they already have. There is also always the option to still purchase healthcare from a private company, if they are not satisfied with the universal healthcare options. The main disagreement between these two sides may simply be the history of not wanting the government involved in healthcare. Propaganda dating back to the first world war. The main campaign against universal healthcare came from the founders Clem Whitaker and Leone Baxter, the founders of Campaigns, Inc the first political consulting firm in the history of the world. Witch they first used to campaign against California governor Earl Warren in 1944. Lepore explains that their slogan, “political medicine is bad medicine,” was used to lobby newspapers and the population against government intervention in matters of health. They reminded people that what they called “socialized medicine” was a German invention—it came from the same country American soldiers were fighting abroad. (Merelli 2017) this campaign was later
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UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE FOR ALL 5 successfully used against Truman’s 1949 proposal of a public health plan. Their campaign, which included riding anti-communist sentiment to terrorize people against the specter of “socialized medicine” and “convincing the people of the superior advantages of private medicine, as practiced in America, over the State-dominated medical systems of other countries” successfully turned popular support against Truman’s plan. (Merelli 2017)
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  • Spring '11
  • KurtMosser
  • Health care in the United States

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