John Adams: Socialist

In 1798, Congress mandated that civilian sailors (not in the US Navy) purchase health insurance.  In 1798.  Passed by a Congress composed of the Founding Fathers.  Just tossing that out there.  The same law, incidentally, created the United States Public Health Service, an organization that employs (among others) my fiancée and which was slandered during the debate over health care reform as “Obama’s private army.

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