HCS 235 Week 1 Assignment, Health Care in the USA Timeline

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HCS 235 Week 1 Assignment, Health Care in the USA Timeline

1798-1899       The earliest record of coverage for health services: Congress establishes the U.S. Marine Hospital Service for seamen funded by compulsory deductions from their salaries.  Life and health insurance offered mainly through fraternal orders and guilds to their members; doctors start charging an annual fee.  First insurance policy for coverage of bodily injury due to railway or steamboat accident.  Companies in several industries, including mining, lumber, and railroads, develop group industrial clinics with plans that prepay doctors a fixed monthly fee to provide medical care to employees for industrial accidents and common illnesses.  Aetna Life Insurance Co. and Travelers Insurance Co. offer a new type of health plan providing coverage for a temporary total disability caused by all diseases except tuberculosis, venereal disease, insanity, or limitations due to alcohol or narcotics. By the end of this period, most of these restrictions were abandoned………………. Continued