Harry S. Truman versus the Medical Lobby: The Genesis of Medicare

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University of Missouri Press, 1979 - History - 260 pages
“I have some bitter disappointments as President,” reflected Harry Truman after leaving office, “but the one that has troubled me the most in a personal way, has been the failure to defeat organized opposition to a national compulsory health-insurance program.” Harry S. Truman versus the Medical Lobby by Monte M. Poen examines proposals for national health insurance from 1914 to 1965 focusing on Truman’s efforts during his presidency.

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Monte M. Poen is Regents' Professor of American History at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He is the editor of several books, including Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed and Letters Home by Harry Truman (both by the University of Missouri Press).

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