Our health plan evolved out of a great human need

posted on July 26, 2013

Henry J. Kaiser Portrait (Johnson 1946) with Signature“The Kaiser Foundation health plan did not start out with preconceived ideas … but instead developed by evolution over a spread of 20 years. It evolved out of a great human need … the health needs of workers on remote construction projects … the needs of war workers, and then, the demands of the general public.”

 —Henry J. Kaiser, testimony in the Wolverton Committee, U.S. Congress, 1954


 

 

 

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