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OrionNet Systems -Understanding History of U.S. Health Care - 3/3/2017

Have you wondered what the health care debate is all about? Or why your accident and sickness insurance works the way it does? The U.S. health care system can be difficult to understand, and the word “system” itself can be misleading as different parts of it are run by hundreds of individual organizations, including the government and nonprofit and for-profit enterprises


Medical care was hard to come by in the early days of the colonies, because few British trained physicians came to North America. By the mid-eighteenth century, however, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York had founded the first major hospitals, and the first medical schools had opened. The first hospital, The Royal Hospital in New Orleans, was too expensive for the majority of residents, so they built a second hospital, The Charity Hospital, that would cater to the masses on a charitable basis. Throughout U.S. history and still today, many hospitals are run by religious organizations, and they have traditionally tended to the illnesses of the poor.



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About the Oklahoma Health Care Authority

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is the primary entity in the state of Oklahoma charged with controlling costs of state-purchased health care.




























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