Healthcare in Texas in the 1800s
Hot topic, hot question, right now is what's going to happen to the Health Care Reform Bill that was passed by Congress before the recent elections? Will it be trashed or modified. The House majority can't seem to decide. Why can't they decide? Because the need for reform is still there; it won't go away simple because of an election, and millions of constituents are looking to the government to do something. Reform can't been trashed and leave millions without care.
In Texas, there are even shouts that Texas can take care of its own uninsured and under-insured; that it doesn't need help from Congress.
Just for fun, read DOS ENCINOS LEGACY and learn what healthcare was like in Texas in the late 1800s. There were no liscensing laws, no regulations or requirements of credentialing of providers. There was no control or measurement the quality of healthcare provided. Trashing the provisions of the Health Care Reform Bill will result in decades of regression in correcting the proven needs that exist today.
If you read DOS ENCINOS LEGACY and get a feel for what those pioneer physicians faced in those days, send me a comment on your thoughts.