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Zig-zag policy in national health care benefits

The nation has undergone a watershed change in examining health insurance on a national level in the past two years. Many American Presidents since World War II have tried to influence the growth of health care in America. President and Mrs. Clinton made the strongest attempt to bring about change since the Truman Era. Credibility issues surrounding costs, the spectre of government waste and control, divided opinions among the electorate, and strong political partisanship resulted in a legislative impasse. Modest market-based changes at the state level may come about over the next several years. The problem of educating young people concerning the pertinent issues in national health care policy and encouraging their involvement as citizens and employees is being addressed in management education at Cal Poly and other universities across the country.

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