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Major events in health care in the past 50 years? What are major events that have happened in health care in the past 50 years?

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I think that you will find many different answers to this question, and so sifting through them will be the most challenging part.  I would say that one specific major event would be the passage of the President's health care bill.  If nothing else, it is the first significant legislation on health care to be passed in such a manner.  Like it or not, the bill represents a significant moment in the history of health care in our nation.  Another significant event would be the development and emergence of health care management, or HMOs.  The substitutions of major hospitals providing health care services and the emergence of these organizations are significant to the health care in the last fifty years.  I would say that the development of preventive care is also another major issue in...

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