Historical Changes in Healthcare

Please review the links and answer the questions at the bottom. 

Historical Changes in Healthcare

Class,
 
1.Many people are unaware that our current Medical System has not always been the dominate practice is the US.
In fact before 1910 there were more Homeopathic schools/colleges and as well as Medical colleges for women before the Flexner Report.
 
http://www.thenewmedicine.org/timeline/allopathy
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8795
http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/291/17/2139.full
http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/the-flexner-reports/296341
http://neamh.cns.uni.edu/MedInfo/flexner_report.html
 
2. This is an old but free article on a grassroots movement to change Healthcare  
 
As more and more people are requesting integrative therapies, more and more insurance companies are paying for more of this type of work.
More hospital are also incorporating it into their hospital services.
http://www.harthosp.org/integrativemed/therapies/reikitherapy/default.aspx
http://www.medhealthinsurance.com/alternativecoverage.htm
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/alternativemedicinebasics/a/Insurance.htm
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield are one of the many companies adding coverage and/or discounts
http://www.bluecrossma.com/plan-education/programs-tools/value-added-programs.html
http://www.bcbstx.com/employer/cam_discount_program.htm
Cigna
http://acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=27880
Atena
http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/300_399/0388.html
 
 
What are your thoughts on how the Flexner report change our healthcare delivery and access? 
How can the average person impact Healthcare delivery?