As we continue to implement Obamacare in NC, I thought it would be interesting to post this history someone recently pointed me to of the 1940s effort in North Carolina to improve the health of all North Carolinians in what was then an extremely poor state. It was a fascinating effort I’ve written about before, complete with Hollywood celebrities and Governors noting that no child’s illness or ailment should go untreated regardless of their ability to pay.
“The ultimate purpose of this program should be that no person in North Carolina shall lack adequate hospital care or medical treatment by reason of poverty or low income.”
– J. Melville Broughton, NC Governor, 1941-1945; US Senator, 1948-1949
It only took us seventy years, but we are starting to realize Governor Broughton’s vision.