Nixoncare vs. Obamacare: U-M team compares the rhetoric and reality of two health plans

July 14, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The new analysis compares the two presidents’ plans – and the rhetoric fired at them by the opposing party.

Few people today would dare call President Richard Nixon a radical liberal. But 44 years ago, he proposed a health plan that went far beyond what today’s Affordable Care Act includes. After the first plan failed, he did it again three years later.

And just like today’s heated rhetoric from opponents of the ACA, also called “Obamacare” after the president who introduced it, Nixon’s plans were met with inflamed opposition from the other party.

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