The other day I got caught up viewing healthcare related TV commercials from the 50s and early 60s. Some might say it was a simpler time in healthcare. But was it really? Ronald Reagan was busy speaking out again the evils of socialized medicine; the Kaiser Foundation was introducing the hospital of tomorrow; and the government was producing public service announcements warning citizens of fraud in the medical device market. Check out some of the commercials below and let me know your thoughts on this simpler time in our nation’s history.
1950s Band-Aid Commercial
Food & Drug Administration 1950s Public Service Announcement
More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette
Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine