Health Care Dbq

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In the 1911 National Insurance Act were created that basic medical cover for the working population was given (Smart 2008).
Access to a doctor was free to (male) workers who earned less than £2 a week but this didn 't necessarily cover their wives or children, nor did it cover other workers or those with a better standard of living. Hospitals charged for services, though sometimes poorer people would be reimbursed. Even so, it meant paying for the service in the first place, which most could not afford. The need for free health care was becoming widely recognised but the capitalists were not prepared to support it.
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