National Health Insurance

Superficially, it would seem that proposals for National Health Insurance (NHI) in the United States have landed in the dustbin of history, and the issue is no more. Certainly the Reagan Administration has made no secret of its opposition to NHI, and the current emphasis is on reducing government involvement in, and spending on, health care. The Reagan Administration will be replaced by other administrations, however, and the pendulum could then swing back in favor of NHI. That there is a political base for such a reversal is beyond doubt.