Alex Tallarida '10 Delves into Richard M. Nixon's Approach to Healthcare Reform

Monday, November 23, 2009

In the midst of one of the largest public debates on healthcare reform, Richard M. Nixon Fellow Alex Tallarida is looking back at President Nixon's bi-partisan efforts to expand healthcare access to all Americans.

"In 1972, Richard Nixon stated he wanted a reform of our health care system so that every citizen would have access to quality health care at a reasonable cost regardless of income or area of residence," writes Tallarida in a recent article. "The most crucial part of Nixon's plan was the employer mandate. Under this plan, every employer would be required to offer all full-time employees the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan."