Original file on flickr commons here.
In this photo from 1957, Florida's Health Department unveils a mobile X-ray unit. I am unaware of what 'free' in this case entails, but it creates visions of folk just wandering up and thinking "you know what, I always wanted a CXR". Not wanting to get into health politics, but it is a far cry from the 'co-payment' being proposed in Australia for all x-rays.
For those interested, here are a couple of links to get you started:
- AMA (Australian Medical Association): Medicare co-payment: the politics
- The Age (Newspaper): Medical co-payment belongs on scrap heap
- The Australian (Newspaper): Co-payment won’t kill Medicare
State officials with the Health Department's mobile X-ray unit in Tallahassee, Florida, September 24, 1957. No known copyright restrictions. Original file on flickr commons here.
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