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What was the original goal of private health insurance?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The original goal of private health insurance was to pay for the nursing care, room, and board you received in a hospital. It wasn’t until the 1940s, when private health insurance expanded to cover doctors’ bills.

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