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Health care over time: The view from the Oval Office

Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 4:12 p.m. CST; updated 3:05 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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Since 1912, presidents have discussed the issue of health care in the United States. A timeline explores the evolution of their proposals.

Throughout the century, health care has been in debate in Washington. From former President Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 to President Barack Obama this year, there have been many major initiatives toward changing the health care system in the U.S.

This timeline will take you through the 20th century and outline U.S. presidents' stances on the debate that could have either made or broken their careers.

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