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Timeline: Health Care Reform Through History

On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill in Washington. Roosevelt favored creating national health insurance, but decided to push for Social Security first. He never gets the health program passed. (AP Photo/File)
On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill in Washington. Roosevelt favored creating national health insurance, but decided to push for Social Security first. He never gets the health program passed. (AP Photo/File)

The three days of arguments beginning before the Supreme Court on Monday may mark a turning point in a century of debate over what role the government should play in helping all Americans afford medical care. A look at the issue through the years:

1912:

1971:

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., offers his proposal for a government-run plan to be financed through payroll taxes.

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