Timelines
Health Care

  • 1900
    Organized Medicine Takes Shape

  • 1912
    Concept Of Health Insurance Promoted

  • 1929
    A Model For Health Insurance

  • 1934
    New Focus With Hard Economic Times

  • 1944
    FDR Proposes ‘Economic Bill of Rights’

  • 1945
    National Health Insurance Condemned

  • 1946
    Discrimination Barred In Hospital Care

  • 1965
    Medicare and Medicaid Become Law

  • 1970
    Health Care In Crisis

  • 1980
    Corporations Take Greater Control

  • 2006
    States Enact Reform Laws

  • 2010
    Major Health Care Law Signed

  • 2012
    Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

  • 2014
    Contraceptives Mandate Rejected for Some Corporations

  • 2015
    Nationwide Health Care Subsidies Upheld