Nixon.jpgThey say there’s nothing new under the sun. That’s certainly true with health care reform, with proposals from Democrats now running for the White House echoing plans pitched by Republican President Richard Nixon back in 1971. Too bad Tricky Dick–sidetracked by Watergate investigations–couldn’t get the job done back then. He would have spared tens of millions of uninsured Americans a lot of heartache.

As noted in a Nov. 27 Sacramento Bee article, “Health Care Reform Tunes Sound Familiar,” President Nixon introduced his Comprehensive Health Insurance Act on Feb. 6, 1974, just days after announcing his intentions to the public during what turned out to be his final State of the Union address before being forced out of office.

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